Help students and educators cope with fear in the classroom with this up-to-date new resource
In The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture of Safety for Students to Learn and Thrive, community psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor and nationally acclaimed educator, Jed Dearybury deliver a concise and insightful take on the culture of fear in schools around the country. You'll learn about the various ways fear is present in students and educators, practical tools and strategies for educators to cope with fear and anxiety in the classroom, the reality of racism, homophobia and microaggressions and their impact on learning, and how to create a landscape of calm in your classroom.
This important book will show you:
• The difference between fear and anxiety and how to respond to both
• How to create social-emotional learning environments where students feel mentally and physically safe
• Why, despite schools being safer than ever, students and educators fear for their personal safety
• How to manage educator stress, fear, and anxiety in a time of increasing coverage of school shootings
Perfect for K-12 public school educators, Courageous Classrooms will also earn a place in the libraries of educators in training and parents with school-age children who wish to better help children cope with fear.
About the Authors:
Dr. Janet Taylor is a Community Psychiatrist, practicing in Florida. Every day, Dr. Taylor helps individuals and their families understand and work through the impact of fear, trauma, and anxiety in their lives so that they can participate effectively at school, in their homes, and in the workplace. She attended the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky for Undergraduate and Medical School and received a Master's of Public Health in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from Columbia University. She is a frequent contributor to CBS This Morning, and NBC The Today Show and Good Morning America, and wrote her own advice column "Ask Dr. Janet" for Family Circle Magazine. Dr. Taylor has also been featured on three television shows, Celebrity Crime Files, Facing Trauma and a syndicated talk show, The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Jed Dearybury is an nationally acclaimed, educational leader providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country. Jed has been featured in GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. He is the author of another Jossey-Bass title, The Playful Classroom. Currently Jed is working as an educational consultant and an adjunct instructor at 4 colleges and universities across South Carolina.