SHOW NOTES – Interview with Tom Brunzell
EPISODE 3, SERIES 1
Trauma-informed Positive Education with Tom Brunzell
Tom Brunzell (MS, EdM, PhD candidate) has experience as a teacher, school leader, researcher and education advisor in New York City and Melbourne. Currently, he is the Director of Education at Berry Street, Victoria's largest child and family welfare organization working with trauma-affected children and their families. Tom presents internationally on topics of transforming school cultures, high expectations for differentiated instruction, trauma-informed practice, wellbeing and the application of positive psychology, and effective school leadership. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education studying trauma-informed pedagogy, positive psychology, and their impacts on workplace meaning.
- What is trauma-informed Positive Education?
- Why shouldn’t you give up on mindfulness if students don’t respond immediately?
- Why do traumatised students often struggle with mindfulness?
- Why is the body so important in Positive Education?
- What are some strategies for educators to implement in the classroom?
- How can you promote post-traumatic growth?
- How can teachers best cultivate a positive environment in the classroom?
- What are the five domains of the Berry Street Model?
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