How Educators Saved Jacob Chastain From A Childhood Filled With Trauma

38m | Mar 2, 2023

In Part 1 of this two part series on trauma informed practices, Jacob Chastain, the host of multiple podcasts, author of two books, and assistant principal, shares his amazing story of growing up through extensive challenges. He dives into how educators inspired him and helped him to work through extremely difficult circumstances so that he could persevere and go onto the incredible success that he is experiencing today.

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Teach Me, Teacher -

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Although the original sound for the intro and outro have been shortened in length, this background song utilized is Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod.



Although the original sound for the interview has been shortened in length, the song utilized is Who Likes to Party by Kevin MacLeod



Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod



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