Navigating Bias: Teaching in an Election Year

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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Erica Kelley

Orchard Knob Middle School

Jeffrey Knutson

Common Sense Education

Michelle Millben Esq

Explanation Kids