A Teacher’s Guide for Pupils With Brain Tumors During and After Treatment

This guide shares good models of patient support and clinical practice. It guides teachers and schools faced with the task of supporting a pupil with a brain tumor or spinal tumor.

It explains what the pupil may be going through both medically and psychologically. It will also offer practical strategies for ensuring a supportive reintegration back to school. Suggestions are given for how teachers can provide sustained and targeted support for pupils who face extended treatments, devastating long-term side effects, or an uncertain future.

Many teachers will recognize methods and processes they already use successfully in class. The authors hope this collection of strategies and ideas will encourage teachers to use their creativity and empathy to provide just the right combination of help and targeted support so their pupils can reintegrate back into school and have a chance of reaching their potential.