Join experts from NBC Parent Toolkit and Facing History and Ourselves for an important conversation on civil discourse, a skill that is critical in today’s political landscape.
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 the tone of our public discourse, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing, shying away from talking about controversial issues with kids. But there is a way to have constructive dialogues that are based in respect and on key social-emotional development skills.
This presentation will dive into how we can talk to kids about civic engagement and encourage them to get involved even with people they may disagree with. We will model strategies to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation, discussing how we can create a safe and reflective classroom where students learn to exchange ideas and listen respectfully to each other.