learn the brain story
Educators get to the root
of the issues they deal with
WRITTEN BY DOUG HORNER
On Wednesday afternoons from Januaryuntil June this year, teachers at KainaiHigh School on the Blood Reservein southern Alberta met to learn andtalk about how trauma affects brain
Charlton Weasel Head, associate principal at Kainai High School, says learning the science of brain development helps him better understand the challengesfacing many of his students.
Week by week, they worked throughthe 18 modules of the Alberta FamilyWellness Initiative’s new brain storycertificate program. During their 30
hours of online instruction, the teachersexplored decades of neuroscienceresearch and knowledge.
“It’s another way for us to get to theroot of certain issues that we continue