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Teaching Current Events: Educator Guide

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Teaching Current Events: Educator Guide

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in society, helping them develop the capacity to examine issues from multiple perspectives and think critically about the world around them.

Download a PDF version of our guide to teaching current events, which provides educators with tools and strategies for organizing classroom discussions about topics in the news.

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Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

This guide provides tips and resources for launching remote book clubs that foster a sense of community and connection among students. 

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Back to School Toolkit: Building Classroom Community

This free four-lesson toolkit, designed to support PSHE, History, English, RS and Citizenship teachers, will support you in establishing an inclusive classroom community with your students.

A Guide for Supporting Remote Student Book Clubs

Launch a remote book club that builds connectedness, fosters empathy, and provides opportunities for student-driven learning with the help of these resources.

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