Season 4, Episode 11

Building resilience through routine, relationships, and regulation in the classroom with Ricky Robertson

Today, Susan Lambert chats with Ricky Robertson about building systems of support for students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their educators. Ricky is an educator, author, and consultant who has worked with alternative and traditional schools. The episode focuses first on how teachers can prioritize their own self-care and why it is essential in order to care for students. Ricky then explains what ACEs are and the ways that fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses can manifest in the classroom. Lastly, he explains how routine and relationships can build a foundation for resilience—ending on a note of encouragement to educators that their investment is never wasted.