It seems like every time we turn on the news, another tragedy has occurred somewhere in the world, and whether it's happening more frequently or we're just exposed to more through 24/7 news coverage, we must be cognizant of the fact that our children are being exposed to these events as well. Because students have access to information on their cell phones and other digital devices, it's probably not very realistic to think we can shelter them completely from the goings-on in the world.
We can limit what they watch on television, but they will always find a way to gain online access, whether at school, on a friend's device or at friends' houses. So how do we talk to our students about deadly attacks and traumatic events that their minds are simply too young to truly understand? And how do we help parents talk to their children about these incidents when many times adults have difficulty comprehending how these things can happen?
The U.S. has already seen multiple school shootings this year. We're not talking over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. We're talking 2018. And it's only mid-February. The fact that as the year continues, this number will likely grow should concern every one of us.
Congratulations on completing the 2017-2018 school year, and happy summer to you! We realize summers aren’t necessarily packed full with vacations and relaxing; it's the opposite in fact.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys directing that the Department of Justice's new policy is that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect employees from discrimination based on transgender status.
How do you teach your students about these critically important words?