Virtual Classrooms: How to Talk Politics with Kids

Mar 11, 2021

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

***To ensure an engaging and productive learning experience, attendance will be capped at 100 people. The Zoom link will be available on this page 5 minutes before the session start time. Please note, clicking the “Register” button does NOT guarantee access, as attendees will be let in from the waiting room on a first come, first served basis.*** Kids ask important questions about politics. In class and at home, adults are struggling to find answers that are developmentally appropriate and non-partisan. Research shows that student behavior grows worse in schools that avoid conversations on politics. Teachers feel the school culture is more civil and caring when politics and students' fears are addressed. Virtual classrooms and teachers need advancements. We'll discuss new tools and strategies that promote emotional and civic leadership.

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Lacey Hilliard

Suffolk University

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Joy Jenkins

The University of Tennessee

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Michelle Millben Esq

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