Our nation began this new year more divided than ever.
Last week, we saw years of community engagement come to fruition as thousands of people joined the democratic process to elect the first Black man and first Jewish man to represent Georgia in the Senate. On the same day, we witnessed a mob of White rioters invading the Capitol with a minimal police response, underscoring the reality of white privilege in our country.
The acts of violence that took place on January 6, 2021 left many feeling angered, terrified, and disappointed. As was true throughout 2020, educators are called upon again to create spaces of safety and belonging at school. We hope the following resources will be helpful to you in supporting young people as they struggle to make sense of these recent events.
Responding to the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
(Facing History, 1/6/21)
Leading Conversations After the Insurrection in Washington D.C.
(Teaching Tolerance, 1/7/21)
Caring for Students in the Wake of a Traumatic News Event
(Blad, E., Education Week, 1/7/21)
How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol
(Kamenetz, A., NPR, 1/7/21)
Refocus on the SEL Roadmap
(CASEL, January 2021)
Six Techniques to Help You Bridge Differences
(Smith, A. & Smith, J.A., Greater Good Magazine, 1/4/21)
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