Trauma Resiliency

Going Off-Road: Infusing Opportunities for Student Autonomy (2206-09)

Fostering resilience in students is one way that we can diffuse the negative effects of chronic stress and trauma for our learners. When school staff create and offer opportunities for students to strengthen and flex their autonomy muscle, students experience an enhanced sense of value, control, and self-guided responsibility.

This course is part of a collection about Trauma Resiliency. If this topic interests you, be sure to explore the other courses in the bundle.

Includes free downloadable resources, including:
➤ Anger Choice Cards for the Classroom
➤ Student-Driven Goal Sheet
➤ Realm of Influence Sheet
➤ Autonomy in Practice Sheet

Course Author: Sara Quay

  • Welcome!
  • Understanding Autonomy
  • What is autonomy and how does it enhance resilience in students?
  • Let’s Brainstorm: Activity 1
  • How Does Choice and Becoming a Better Chooser Benefit Society as a Whole?
  • Checkpoint 1: Understanding Autonomy
  • Infusing Student Autonomy
  • How Can We Foster Autonomy at School?
  • Let’s Brainstorm: Activity 2
  • Resources: Infusing Student Autonomy
  • Checkpoint 2: Infusing Student Autonomy
  • Autonomy in Action
  • What Does Autonomy Look Like at School?
  • Let’s Brainstorm: Activity 3
  • 6 Strategies For Promoting Student Autonomy
  • Checkpoint: Autonomy in Action
  • Autonomy Skill Building
  • Autonomy Skill Building
  • Let's Brainstorm: Activity 4
  • It’s Your Turn - Autonomy Skill Building
  • Learning Extensions
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever