Engaging Schools has gathered the following resources that we hope will be helpful to you in supporting civil discourse, respect, and a positive environment for all students as you respond with them to the aftermath of the election, and as you facilitate discussions related to events as they unfold. We will provide additional resources as we learn about them. We’d also love to hear from you if you have other suggestions. Please write to us at info@engagingschools.org.

  • Resources to counter bias and facilitate getting along and respectful dialogue:

Teaching Tolerance’s page of resources for all grade levels

  • Ten ways to encourage civil classroom conversation on difficult issues:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/learning/lesson-plans/talking-across-divides-10-ways-to-encourage-civil-classroom-conversation-on-difficult-issues.html

  • The National Education Association’s page of resources for ensuring safe, welcoming, and bias-free schools:

http://www.nea.org/home/69183.htm

  • 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:

http://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-your-kids-about-election-results-t104827

  • The American School Counselors Association’s page of resources:

http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/professional-development/learn-more/helping-students-after-election

  • The National Association of School Psychologists’ guidelines for supportive and positive school environments for all students:

http://www.nasponline.org/about-school-psychology/media-room/press-releases/nasp-guidance-for-reinforcing-safe-supportive-and-positive-school-environments-for-all-students

  • The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s fact sheet designed to help students, educators, and social service providers navigate the potential implications of the new administration for immigrants, both documented and not:

http://maldef.org/assets/pdf/MALDEF_Immigrants_Rights_Under_a_Trump_Presidency.pdf

 

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