This session will look at the variety of factors influencing resilience in students and how teachers can build foundational relationships with students. Participation will also examine the essential factors needed in schools and classrooms when students are experiencing trauma, while also looking at how they can assess student needs and teaching and learning needs in the classroom. This session will conclude with a look at teaching routines and classroom procedures and an understanding of classroom and school culture.
Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and many roles in public education. Tom is a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that communities face unprecedented challenges and knows which strategies will produce the best results.
Tom has presented to schools, districts, community leaders, and business groups across North America with a message of celebration for those seeking to make a difference. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students. He is the author/co-author of 21 books. His work has resulted in his being recognized as one of the world's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2022 with a ranking of #10.
Tom and his wife of 40 years, Ingrid, are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of six. In his spare time Tom likes to run and he has completed 50 marathons.