Workshop Description

In an increasingly polarized society, teachers may be hesitant to address or bring controversial topics into their lesson plans for fear of retaliation by parents, school administrators or others.  Discussion of controversial topics in the classroom is necessary for students to explore and address the social issues in their worlds, as well as their schools, and to bring youth-generated solutions to these problems. This workshop provides strategies you can use to bring controversial subjects in your classroom while ensuring they are presented in an even-handed manner that will resonate with students, parents and administrators regardless of their political beliefs.

2 thoughts on “Teaching Controversial Topics in the Classroom”

  1. Would like to talk/ learn more about the what to do when topics are difficult to broach in the community or class and how to bring forth those discussions anyhow.

  2. I appreciate how practical was her presentation. A great tool for my classes.

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