School Psyched Podcastis hosted by three school psychologists who invite experts to share their insights on a range of topics, including evidence-based social and emotional learning, gifted students, legal considerations, and more-controversial issues, such as racial representation in special education. The episodes are an archive of video chats hosted on YouTube Live. The live video chats will occur on the first and third Sundaysof the month, starting in September 2017. The hosts will take questions and comments via YouTube Live, Facebook, and Twitter (#psychedpodcast).
University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) has shared “Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or High-Stakes Topics” to help educators facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues.
Teachers nationwide are considering how to support students who may be traumatized by images of violence at the United States Capitol on January 6. Some school districts are offering counseling services for students, giving them opportunities to share.
The events of January 6, 2021, may generate feelings of fear or anger in students. Teachers can create a space, whether in the physical classroom or on a remote learning platform, for students to express discomfort and feelings of anger or distress that may emerge from discussing these events.