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Arlène Casimir


Arlène Casimir is a Brooklyn-based activist, educator, herbalist, healer and writer. Her experience teaching middle school and elementary school in New York City and New Orleans awakened her purpose of drawing on culturally relevant pedagogy, social-emotional learning, and trauma-responsive teaching practices to nurture others’ inner child, inner genius, and inner teacher. She founded, designed, and implemented a healing-centered curriculum for her students post-Hurricane Katrina. As a first generation Haitian American, Arlène recognizes the power of community, literacy, and spiritual resilience to help others live with personal integrity, transcend their circumstances, and author their own lives.

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Lessons From Crisis: Trauma-Responsive Teaching Tools for the Work Ahead
Arlène Casimir
2 years ago

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