Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, envisions a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves. Since 2013, Making Caring Common has worked toward this vision with families, educators, and communities through its Caring Schools Network, #CommonGood Campaign, and Empathy in Schools Research Initiative. Making Caring Common’s work spans a wide range of topics, all connected by a commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in communities. Visitors to the site can explore resources by key topics—Bias and Bullying; Caring, Empathy, and Concern for the Common Good; College Admissions; Sexual Harassment, Misogyny, and Romantic Relationships; and Social–Emotional Learning (SEL). They can also explore Resources for Educators and Resources for Families in detail.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
Across the United States, students are returning to school amidst another nationwide tragedy. And once again, teachers are faced with the challenge of establishing a positive, safe, and reflective classroom in the wake of horrific violence. The staff of Facing History and Ourselves has produced the Teaching Idea “Teaching in the Wake of Violence” to help educators address recent attacks.