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Using Storytelling for Trauma-Informed Pedagogy During COVID and Beyond

Our students need us to be present with them, to see them, to listen. They need us to share our stories too so they can understand that they are not alone, that we are all human, and that we rely on one another to not just get through this life but make it worth living.

—Leslie Burns, Associate Professor of Literacy and Program Chair of English Education, University of Kentucky

In “Using Storytelling for Trauma-Informed Pedagogy and Ethical ELA During COVID” Dr. Leslie Burns, Literacy Professor and N4 Trainer, explores how narrative strategies, like N4’s Story Exchange, center student stories as essential texts and support students’ need for community and connection in these challenging times.  

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