About Alex Shevrin Venet:
I believe that all students need a safe and caring school environment. We can create this environment through unconditional positive regard, recognizing the dynamic and complex lives of our students.
I think, learn, and write about trauma-informed teaching, social/emotional learning, supporting challenging students, restorative practices, and educational equity.
I love to talk with other teachers about how to transform theory into practice to support all students, especially our most challenging kids. I facilitate conversations and professional development at school, districts, organizations and events – more on that here. You can find links to my writing and other media at the bottom of this page.
What I do with my time: I teach at the Community College of Vermont in Winooski as well as Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England. I facilitate professional development for teachers and support schools as they work toward implementing trauma-informed practices. I work as a Community Facilitator for Edutopia, and co-organize Edcamp Vermont and the Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference. I’m a former school leader and teacher at a small alternative therapeutic high school near Burlington, Vermont.
Links to my writing and media on other sites:
Follow the links below for more strategies and frameworks grounded in unconditional positive regard for students.
Much of my writing can be found on Edutopia, including pieces on trauma, challenging students, and teacher wellness. Find the list here.
Selected other publications: