Ruth Ayres says, " As educators, we must understand that when students fight they aren't being angry, when they flee they aren't being defiant, and when they freeze they aren't being lazy. Their brains have been altered by trauma, and it takes a long time to help a brain heal." Please write about a student that you have had that you experience this with. Please DO NOT use student's names for privacy reasons. Discuss how your perception of them has changed after reading these first chapters.
Ruth Ayers changed the way she deals with lost pencils. What are some of the ways you are changing your practices after reading these first chapters?