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 Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General's recent filing gives us some insight into the thought processes moving forward into the RP 25 hearing on June 11, 2018. The AG’s Office declares that RP 25 is clear enough to move onto the November, 2018 ballot if the signatures are collected.
This is an extra to my weekly blogs because I could not let this “teachable moment” slide. I have read all of the articles I could find this past weekend after hearing of the passing of my favorite author, Harper Lee.
How do you teach your students about these critically important words?
Chances are, you've had reporters contact you about something that happened in your district for which they would like further information. But were you prepared?