The vision of any school likely commits to serving “all kids.” But the reality of our current climate of distraction, disruption and marginalization often prohibits the realization of this vision. This on-site training examines the biology of pre-adolescent and adolescent brains, the latest research behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Trauma-Impacted Learner – as well as the biases and prejudices that hinder our ability to work better together.
Dr. Tom Maglisceau, who has served as a teacher, coach, principal and now superintendent in the Dallas area, will help attendees develop a path forward for building resilience. He will also provide high-yield strategies for building the culture, systems and leadership necessary to enhance relational capacity and resilience in our kids – both in individual classrooms and schoolwide.
Learn how to implement a trauma-informed approach and build resilience in students.
Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Brain Development
Becoming Trauma-Informed and Resilience-Focused
One-Hour Lunch Break
When All Means All
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused & Restorative Practices
Question & Answer Session (Optional Attendance)
*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute
Tom Maglisceau is the proud Superintendent of the Celina Independent School District in the Dallas Metroplex. He served previously as a teacher, coach, principal and assistant superintendent in the Highland Park, Dallas and Rockwall districts in Texas. He earned his doctorate in Public Policy and Public Affairs after completing his research on social capital as it relates to family structure and childhood outcomes. Dr. Maglisceau continues his research in the areas of neuroplasticity of the adolescent brain, adverse childhood experiences and adolescence in the age of abundance for presentations in schools and conferences throughout Texas and across the nation. In addition to his work in public education, he serves as a Key Implementer and national professional developer for AVID. Dr. Maglisceau co-founded Together Texas, an organization dedicated to championing the “Better Together Mindset” in schools and communities.