Responding in the classroom to real-life events presents challenges and opportunities.  Teachers often are asked to put aside their opinions, feelings and political perspectives to function within their school culture.  But what does that provide to our children who look to their teachers for clarity, guidance, and deeper meaning on all subjects imaginable?  

It is a difficult balancing act, but one that presents opportunities for fostering gratifying conversations in the classroom while acknowledging the plethora of personal opinions, in your classroom and the world.  

“Even if you know that your students or that your children are thoughtful and compassionate individuals with a deep understanding of what it means to be a kind person in America, talk to them anyway about how they are feeling these days. What do they hear? What do they see? How are they navigating this world of ours? A conversation never hurts.”

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