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Lots Of Lessons In These Two Articles About How To Teach – & How Not To Teach – About Controversial Issues

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This weekend, both The Washington Post and the New York Times published articles about how high school teachers were handling the topic of climate change in areas where parents tended to be supporters of President Trump.

Both articles are worth reading, and important lessons can be gleaned from both.

The New York Times piece is headlined Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students, and makes pretty clear the mistakes made by an inexperienced teacher.

The Washington Post’s piece, How to teach kids about climate change where most parents are skeptics, highlights the successful work of an Idaho Teacher of the Year. Here’s an excerpt:

 

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The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change

The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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