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Student Well-Being Opinion

How to Support Your Students Following a Traumatic News Day

Editor’s Note: The challenges of the last nine months have felt unrelenting at times. And whether you are supporting your students, colleagues, staff, or in need of support yourself, the Opinion essays below offer possible guidance.

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Social Studies Opinion We Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help
The ability to discern fact from fiction and to recognize reliable news is fundamental, writes News Literacy Project's Charles Salter.
Charles Salter, November 24, 2020
4 min read
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Social Studies Opinion Post-Election Teaching Strategies
Four teachers share suggestions for post-election lessons, including focusing on local issues and practicing media literacy.

Larry Ferlazzo, November 19, 2020
15 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion The Pandemic Is Raging. Here's How to Support Your Grieving Students
What do students who have experienced a loss need in the classroom? Brittany R. Collins digs into the science.
Brittany R. Collins, November 12, 2020
5 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Ready Are We to Support Kids Through This Trauma?
School counselors aren't getting what they need to properly support their students, write four researchers.
Mandy Savitz-Romer, Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Tara Nicola & Laura Hecht, September 16, 2020
6 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion How to Take Care of the Adults (and Yourself) in Your School Community
Teachers, parents, and school leaders themselves will all need support during and after the coronavirus pandemic, write Phyllis L. Fagell and Joshua P. Starr.
Phyllis L. Fagell & Joshua P. Starr, May 12, 2020
4 min read