In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, how can we foster a classroom climate where every student feels supported - and where we can talk about these upsetting issues? Here are some ideas.
Eight tips on what to do when students make hurtful remarks.
This classroom activity helps build community in your classroom at the start of the school year, and encourages students to reflect on some of the big issues in the news over the summer. It can be a stand-alone circle, or it can be used to jumpstart a longer term project in advisory, social studies...
These guidelines provide helpful suggestions for discussing upsetting issues in the news.
Eleven suggestions to help adults address oppressive behavior by students.
The holidays are not always a joyful occasion, especially for those facing hardship or stress. In this activity, students share their feelings about the upcoming holidays and consider how they might provide some encouragement for those who are struggling.
Talking with children about current events can be rough terrain but it's important because it provides a way to build compassion and critical thinking and, at the same time, address their most important questions.
Classroom lessons to foster respect for diversity, a concrete way for schools to mark Respect for All Week.
Students interview and learn about one another.
Uses puppets to introduce young children to the concept of escalating and deescalating conflict.