My work is focused on solutions to help students, educators and their institutions to thrive, not just survive.
Through the Virtual Teachers Lounge Karen and her colleagues offer once monthly meetings where teachers can discuss and brainstorm issues. Visit the website VTL4today.com to learn about programs through June 2023.
TOPIC: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools
Register or re-watch the presentation here: https://www.attachmenttraumanetwork.org/conference/
Karen works with the Boston Public School system on a variety of programs designed to alleviate trauma in schools. She helps to create nature environments and rock gardens for some programs. In other programs, Karen uses children’s literature to alleviate trauma. This is a closed program.
Karen is happy to customize programs to meet the needs of each school environment to encourage healing and wellness.
Karen will be speaking to a group of students on March 22 and giving a community lecture on March 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Virtual Teachers’ Lounge and Virtual Banned Books Reading Activity
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Register as soon as possible at this link: https://forms.gle/DhPRP1AbXWTkKsG79
Part One: DKG Virtual Teachers Lounge
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Join Virtual Teachers’ Lounge founders Dr. Karen Gross, Pat Neal, Sakina McGruder, and Dr. Ed Wang to share your thoughts, feelings, and solutions in a safe and comfortable environment. Invite another educator.
Part Two: Freedom to Learn: May 3rd National Day of Action
6:30 pm to 8:00 ET
We invite you to participate in a reading activity of banned books with Virtual Teachers’ Lounge founders Dr. Karen Gross, Pat Neal, Sakina McGruder, and Dr. Ed Wang.
We will discuss why certain books are being banned and the impact of banning on the education of our students at all ages and stages. This is a critical conversation for all educators, parents and concerned community members. Please prepare to read a paragraph from a banned book.
Karen will be working with students at Boston Tech to build kindness gardens.