How has your classroom changed since the 2016 election? is the question from Vox.com, the wildly-popular online news site.
They want to know:
What kinds of conversations are taking place about the issues of the day? Have teachers found constructive ways of talking to their students about things like fake news? Have they changed the structure of their curriculum to help students better understand the effects of changing policy?
There’s a form on the site that teachers can complete.
Interestingly and sadly, this morning’s headline on NPR was ‘I Have Children Crying In The Classroom.’
And, of course, The Washington Post shared how it affected my classroom at ‘Dear President-elect Trump’: Immigrant students write letters asking for ‘the opportunity to demonstrate we are good people.’
When I think about, I’m still shocked that Rick Hess and his co-author actually blamed teachers for creating student fear after the election (see No, Most Educators Are Not “Fueling Student Anxieties” – Trump Is Handling That On His Own).
And, speaking of student fear, keep this list handy: The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges