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How to Handle Divisive Classroom Conversations

Posted by Guest Author on Feb 7, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Whew! I’d say, if there is anything certain in these uncertain times, it is that everyone has an opinion. But as a teacher or school leader, you have to walk a fine line when it comes to talking about current events and politics. Certainly these things are on your students’ mind and may come up in the classroom. How many Facebook posts showing teachers sharing personal political views (along with calls for their resignation) have you seen lately? As educators we need to be careful about showing our own hand, knowing that the diverse experiences of your students and parents means opinions are plentiful.

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Topics: Classroom Management, Critical Thinking

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