It is a challenging time in America. Many of us feel divisions about complex and uncomfortable topics such as race, gender, religion, political ideology, just to name a few. As educators, these questions find their ways into our classrooms either through the subjects we teach or the students sitting in our classrooms. I think that these discussions are especially challenging for educators are there is an expectation that either a) not address it all, or b) address it thoroughly.
The reality is, that it is an unrealistic expectation for educators to ignore the political and social climate that swarms our schools. Additionally, being responsible for young people, it is also irresponsible to do so. So, how do we engage in them thoughtfully and meaningfully?
Inspired by Margaret Wheatley, Daring Discussions delves into the heart of what it takes to engage a challenging topics. Check out their Daring Discussions Toolkit for resources and methods to help you along the way.