Beyond Imagination: The Fierce Urgency to Reclaim the Heart of Education Using a Trauma-Informed Lens

​In order to be able to help students, we need to first be able to recognize trauma in ourselves. This session will address the impact of the ongoing pandemic and the long-ignored calls for racial justice on our sense of self and overall well-being. What lessons can we learn from neuroscience to help us better negotiate the pain and anxiety? How can we leverage the healing power of the community to help us move forward and help ourselves and our students continue to learn and thrive? This workshop will interrogate what it means to teach for purpose and empowerment in times of trauma.


Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and the founding coordinator of the teaching and learning center at Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona, where she studies stress and emotions and their effect on students’ learning.


A link to join via Collaborate will be emailed to participants one hour prior to the start of the session.​


Training & Professional Development




Online via Collaborate