In September 2019, the Brewington Staff participated in a two-part professional development with Focused Minds Education Group to learn about best practices to engage students with a high trauma index. Ms. Emily Meeks and Ms. Taneesha Thomas, founders of Focused Minds Education Group, facilitated the group sessions which allowed teachers to engage in various activities from the student perspective. Teachers were challenged to incorporate one strategy into their classroom teaching prior to the follow-up session in order to generate feedback. The teachers enjoyed the sessions and reported several success stories in which students who may not regularly be engaged were fully engaged in the lessons using the strategies learned during the professional development.
As an added bonus, click here to see our school principal featured on the Focused Minds Education Group website.