A Hip-Hop Approach to Addressing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Trauma in Schools
In the curriculum Like Music to My Ears: A Hip-Hop Approach to Addressing Social Emotional Learning & Trauma in Schools, Dwayne D. Williams reveals proven strategies that educators can use to get students to say “Yes!” to developing SEL competencies and “Yes!” to dealing with stress and trauma in schools. Not only does Williams share how to adapt SEL and trauma-informed curricula for students who love hip-hop—but also he details exactly how to get your students to help you do it.
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About the Author
Dwayne D. Williams is a school psychologist, author, and educational consultant who provides training to school districts on how to create culturally responsive social emotional learning and trauma-informed programs. Dwayne’s work with trauma did not begin as a school psychologist; it began at the age of eight, when he experienced life as a homeless child. Now, as a school psychologist and interventionist, He uses his story and success to inspire children and youth who come from traumatic backgrounds. He uses his story to provide hope and to share the message that all students can become successful—no matter their background, no matter their skin color, no matter their experiences.
Dwayne is the CEO of Tier 1 Educational Coaching, an organization that helps districts adapt instructional practices to meet the cultural needs of culturally diverse learners. He is the author of 7 books, including “An RTI Guide to Improving Performance of African American Students.” He has used his curriculum, “Like Music to My Ears: A Hip-Hop Approach to Addressing Social Emotional Learning and Trauma in Schools” with hundreds of students—and coaches practitioners through the process of creating groups that integrate SEL, cognitive behavioral therapy principles, and hip-hop culture. Dwayne is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he studies curriculum and instruction.