There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
In this second webinar in the two-part series we will discuss the successes and challenges of implementing the strategies we reviewed in the first webinar. We'll also explore the advantages and challenges of fostering a reflective classroom community. These webinars are designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation:
Create a reflective classroom
Develop a classroom contract
Provide opportunities for student reflection
Establish a safe space for sensitive topics