McKeever, S. (2018, June). Road Tested / Helping Your Students Cope with Tragedy. Retrieved July 23, 2018

As we move forward following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, teachers everywhere face difficult questions and an array of emotions in our classrooms. Anger, sadness, and fear are all very real, and they are important to work through. To do this in a healthy and productive way, we must be supportive and kind while remaining professional and unbiased. We can play a unique role in helping our students navigate tragedies by 1) actively engaging them in conversation, 2) encouraging them to take breaks from news coverage, and 3) equipping them to play a constructive role in what comes next.

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