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Thu 4

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm EDT

Learning from Loss by Brittany Collins

Location: Online

Research reveals that over 120,000 children in the United States alone have lost a parent or guardian to COVID-19 (Stobbe 2021), yet fewer than 1% of teachers receive training related to grief support during their preservice education (AFT & New York Life Foundation 2012). Learning from Loss: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students, a new book written by the Founder of Grief-Responsive Teaching, Brittany R. Collins, explores best practices for supporting students and teachers experiencing loss. Whether you are a counselor, teacher, parent, or youth worker, join Brittany and Equity-Centered Educator Marlee Bunch for a free reading and Q&A event exploring strategies for supporting young people during this unprecedented time.

This event will be held from 7:00-8:30pm ET on Thursday, Nov 4, via Zoom. All are welcome, so please spread the word to family members, friends, and colleagues.

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Thursday, November 4

7:00PM – 8:30PM EDT



More about Brittany Collins:

Brittany Collins is an author, educator, and curriculum designer dedicated to supporting teachers’ and students’ social and emotional wellbeing, especially in times of adversity.Her work explores the impacts of grief, loss, and trauma in the school system, as well as how innovative pedagogies—from inquiry-based learning to identity development curricula—can create conditions supportive of all learners. She is the Founder of Grief-Responsive Teaching, a professional learning community and resource hub that supports students’ and teachers’ wellbeing in times of loss.

Brittany is passionate about connecting theory and practice to foster collaborative relationships with students, teachers, and writers around the world. She is the Teaching & Learning Coordinator and Manager of Global Writing Workshops at Write the World LLC, where she designs, develops, and implements original writing curricula and supports middle and high school students and teachers across continents.

Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post; Education Week; Edutopia; Inside Higher Ed; We Need Diverse Books; English Journal and Literacy & NCTE of the National Council of Teachers of English; Teachers’ and Writers’ Magazine; and Thrive Global, among other outlets, and she has developed curricula for PBS Learning Media, Write the World, Smith College, Boston University, and Race Project Kansas City, among other schools and organizations.

Brittany studied English and Education at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Creative Nonfiction at the Yale Writer’s Workshop; and is pursuing her certificate in Trauma Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation.