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This School Year Has Been Completely Different

Posted by Brock Morlan on October 17, 2017 in classroom, Comfort corners, schools, stress, trauma category

I am an elementary principal in a medium-sized district in Northern Illinois, in a school that serves roughly 310 students. As the lead principal on the Student Behavior Committee, I see the discipline data from all 8 elementary schools and present this information to our School Board. Along with this information we talk about initiatives that the elementary schools use to try to decrease our behavior referrals.

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Classroom Comfort Corners

Posted by Jean West on December 15, 2014 in classroom, safety, safety and structure, school, security, self-regulation, self-soothing category

The concept of “safe spaces” or “comfort corners” in school classrooms is part of the movement in helping our schools become trauma informed. These areas are a specific place designated within the classroom where a child can go to comfort themselves and regain control.

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