ENGAGE!
NEWS FROM
November 17, 2016 - In This Issue:
 
 
We're aware of the challenges educators are facing in helping students feel safe and process the outcome of the election. We've gathered the following resources that we hope will be helpful to you in supporting civil discourse, respect, and a positive environment for all students, and as you facilitate discussions related to events as they unfold. We've posted these on our website and will update the list periodically.

We'd also love to hear from you if you have other suggestions. Please reply to this email or write to us at info@engagingschools.org.

Lucy Patton
Engage! Newsletter Editor

Resources for teachers, administrators, counselors, and others responding to the election and its aftermath

We hope these will be helpful to you in supporting civil discourse, respect, and a positive environment for all students as you respond to the aftermath of the election, and as you facilitate discussions related to events as they unfold. Visit our website to see these (and more, in the future.)
  • Teaching Tolerance's page of resources to counter bias and facilitate respectful dialogue and getting along:
  • Ten ways to encourage civil classroom conversation on difficult issues:
  • The National Education Association's page of resources for ensuring safe, welcoming, and bias-free schools:
  • Facing History's guide for fostering civil classroom conversations:
http://info.facinghistory.org/civil_discourse/nea  (requires basic contact info to download the guide)
  • For parents, ways to talk to your kids about the election results, and beyond:
  • The American School Counselors Association's page of resources:
  • The National Association of School Psychologists' guidelines for supportive and positive school environments for all students:


Join us at conferences in December 
Denise Wolk will present "Creating the Engaged Classroom in Secondary Schools" on December 3 from 1:45-3:15 at the final CES Fall Forum, which will take place in Providence, RI. Engaging Schools will also host an exhibit booth.

Michele Tissiere will present "Creating the Engaged Classroom in Secondary Schools" at the Learning Forward Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, on December 6 from 9 a.m.-noon.

 
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