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What We Need Now: Developing Collective Post Traumatic Wisdom

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Location: Room 275-6
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Listen and learn : Snapshot

Snapshots are a pairing of two 20 minute presentations followed by a 5 minute Q & A.
This is presentation 2 of 2, scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Jennifer Yoo-Brannon  

Where do we look for answers to the complex problems that we face? We must acknowledge the trauma(s) of the past couple of years in order to confront the future with hope and resilience. Come for some real talk about educator demoralization and how to build collective resilience.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Social emotional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
  • Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to inspire educations to engage in deeper conversations with their educator colleagues about important issues like confronting educator demoralization, trauma-informed professional development, and trauma-informed teaching.


There will be a 10-15 minute presentation about developing collective post traumatic wisdom. This speech has already been approved by ISTE organizers.

Then there will be a 15 minute Q&A discussion with participants about what needs to be done to address educator demoralization.

Supporting research

Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay by Doris A. Santoro

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

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Jennifer Yoo-Brannon, El Monte Union High School District

Jennifer Yoo-Brannon is a teacher and instructional coach in El Monte, California, with over 16 years of experience teaching high school students, mentoring teachers, and designing and facilitating professional learning. Jennifer’s passions include: building collective teacher efficacy, designing meaningful professional learning, and fostering emotional resilience among all educators. She is an Edsurge Voices of Change Writing Fellow and has written for Edsurge and The California Educator.

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