Navigating Bias: Teaching in an Election Year

Mar 12, 2020 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Election cycles can be long, polarizing, and fraught. Although teaching and learning don’t happen in a political vacuum, increased exposure to information and reporting in an election year presents unique classroom dynamics. Can teachers facilitate open discussions about elections without bringing political bias into the classroom? Research has shown that schools that prioritize teacher training around national issues see results in a classroom culture that is more civil and caring. What works, and what doesn't?

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