The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture of Safety for Students to Learn and Thrive

Janet Taylor, Jed Dearybury

"In response to a culture of fear in schools, The Courageous Classroom will define the crucial differences between fear and anxiety, explore the various ways that fear may be present in students and educators, present practical tools and strategies for educators to cope with fear and anxiety in the classroom, explore the reality of racism and microaggressions and their impact on learning environments, and show educators how to create a landscape of calm.

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 07/21/2021
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9781119700722
ISBN-10: 1119700728
Language: English

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Help students and educators cope with fear in the classroom with this up-to-date new resource

In The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture of Safety for Students to Learn and Thrive, community psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor and nationally acclaimed educator, Jed Dearybury deliver a concise and insightful take on the culture of fear in schools around the country. You'll learn about the various ways fear is present in students and educators, practical tools and strategies for educators to cope with fear and anxiety in the classroom, the reality of racism, homophobia and microaggressions and their impact on learning, and how to create a landscape of calm in your classroom.

This important book will show you:

  • The difference between fear and anxiety and how to respond to both
  • How to create social-emotional learning environments where students feel mentally and physically safe
  • Why, despite schools being safer than ever, students and educators fear for their personal safety
  • How to manage educator stress, fear, and anxiety in a time of increasing coverage of school shootings

Perfect for K-12 public school educators, Courageous Classrooms will also earn a place in the libraries of educators in training and parents with school-age children who wish to better help children cope with fear.

About the Authors

Janet Taylor, MD, is a community psychiatrist and self-care expert with a focus on mental wellness. Dr. Janet is an international speaker on the impact of racial trauma, racism, anti-racism and conscious allyship, and frequent national media contributor. She is the mother of four daughters and resides in Florida.<

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JANET TAYLOR, MD, is a community psychiatrist and self-care expert with a focus on mental wellness. Dr. Janet is an international speaker on the impact of racial trauma, racism, anti-racism and conscious allyship, and frequent national media contributor. She is the mother of four daughters and resides in Florida.<

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