Trauma-Informed Classroom Strategies

Friday, November 2, 2018
8:45am - 2:00pm

The Leir Retreat Center, Inc.
220 Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Join educators and clinicians in a discussion of the trauma-informed approach to teaching youth.


Explicit instruction is a systematic, direct, data-driven and research-based approach to teaching students who are affected by symptoms related to trauma. The principles of explicit instruction have been validated to improve both the academic and social skills of students with and without disabilities.

This conference is designed for educators and school administrators and will focus on explicit instruction and trauma-informed classroom strategies. Background on the effects of trauma on students and their learning will be discussed along with teaching strategies that take the effects of trauma into consideration. Both topics are associated with improving educational outcomes for all students.


Educators and school administrators working in typical and alternative school settings.

Conference Schedule

8:45am – 9:15am
Registration & Breakfast; Introduction

9:15am – 11:00am
Explicit Instruction for Students with Disabilities
David R. Gualtiere, M.A., Ed.
Principal, Greenburgh Academy

11:00am -12:00pm
Trauma and its Effect on Children and Learning
Dr. Joanna Becker, Ph.D.

12:00pm – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Trauma-Informed Classroom Strategies
Jerry Newell
Principal, Green Chimneys School

This event is FREE but you must register before October 26.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is now closed.


This meeting is made possible with generous support provided by
Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Foundation.