This article speaks to the importance of dealing with tragedies in a responsive way in school. What can teachers do when events in the news affect our students and their ability to learn?Source:
Angie Miller, Education Week, January 19, 2017Description:
Teachers are understandably uncomfortable bringing the outside world into their classrooms for many reasons: What if something controversial comes up and parents complain? How will I ever get through my content? How do I facilitate an honest conversation without my own bias coming through? Can I allow students the space to process events without it consuming our day?
Though there is risk involved when talking about news or controversy, there are ways to integrate important current events in the classroom responsibly.Read the full article here!