The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Remember the story of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice? The old sorcerer leaves the young apprentice in charge of the workshop. The young apprentice begins practicing his magic, mischief ensues and soon the apprentice is in over his head.  The old sorcerer returns, restores...

Stay In Your Upstairs Brain

The authors note that the one area of trauma that students can control is oneself. How could you help students focus on keeping themselves in their upstairs brain?

Holidays Change

In a 2018 article, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State football player Robert Flanders had his joy of Christmas muted by his Father’s murder. Flanders shares the following thoughts about navigating that trauma “Christmas is so close to the anniversary of my...

Responses to Trauma

The authors note that some students are more strongly affected by certain events than others. Not everyone has the same response to traumatic events. Why do you think students respond differently to a traumatic event? What does this suggest for us as professionals as...