Introduction to the Teacher Acute Concussion/COVID Tool and the Teacher Tool for Academics post-Crisis & Trauma (TACT)
Don’t worry about training your classroom teachers on Return to Learn in advance. Get Schooled on Concussions/Trauma/COVID Return to Learn curriculum can be delivered to your classroom teachers via email at the time they get a student with a concussion, with trauma or with COVID-19 back into their classroom.
Empowering classroom teachers to do all they can to support students with
brain fog quickly, flexibly and over the first 4 weeks is the “window of opportunity”.
Teacher Acute Concussion/COVID Tool & the Teacher Tool for Academics post-Crisis & Trauma (TACT)
- Allows elementary, middle school and high school teachers to answer 7 or 8 questions about HOW they teach, WHAT they teach, WHEN they teach and their use of technology and reading – answering these questions take less than 5 minutes
- Delivers a customized email immediately into the inbox of the teacher based upon the teacher’s responses
- Is color-coded by strategy and walks the teacher through the order of interventions
- Attaches easy to read 1 page Lessons or Tip Sheets for teachers to download for more information (if desired)
- Reminds the teacher to continue to support the student with cognitive inefficiency for up to 4 weeks with subsequent emails that automatically arrive in the teacher’s inbox at week 2, week 3 and week 4
- Builds knowledge and confidence of teachers as they learn how their teaching style can be adjusted to support the needs of students with cognitive inefficiency from a concussion, from trauma or from COVID
- Builds capacity of the general education classroom teacher so students feel better and learn better during recovery from their “mental fogginess” ultimately reducing possible contribution to delayed recovery (symptoms lasting months instead of weeks) and the need for a 504 Plan or IEP
- The TACT is so easy to use and so self-explanatory that NO advanced or face-to-face training is needed. Classroom teachers get “trained” at the time they get their first student with a concussion in their classroom
- However, a 15 minute video + “on-the-spot” use of the TACT can train an entire teaching staff in just 20 minutes, if a school chooses to be proactive about teacher training on concussion/trauma/COVID Return-to-Learn
- Provides accountability for teachers, and to parents, that Return to Learn was taught and addressed – reduces liability around each individual student returning to learn post-concussion/trauma/COVID
- Allows administrators to prove teacher capacity built (knowledge and confidence), disaggregated by school and district. The TACT does NOT access any student information – reduces school-wide liability since entire school staffs can be proactively trained on Return to Learn post-concussion/trauma/COVID
- Is for ALL students, not just for athletes – because all students with cognitive inefficiency following an injury post-concussion must return to learn even if they do not return to sports. However, a swift return to learn also leads to a swifter return to play post-concussion
- More importantly, swiftly and generously supporting all students who struggle thinking, remembering, processing, after a concussion, after trauma, after COVID – is vital to keeping students on-track during life’s ups and downs!