We know that teaching students about some current events topics can be difficult and even uncomfortable. But we also know that a curriculum grounded in current events gives students a foundation of knowledge to navigate complex issues and become global citizens. That’s why we created the Week in Rap and #FlocabFriday.
We want to make it easier for teachers to have vital and challenging conversations about any news story. This is especially important with an issue as sensitive and expansive as #MeToo.
#MeToo, as a movement, is about bravery and awareness. But teachers are not immune to the trauma at the heart of the movement. Many of the resources we share here begin with tips for self-care for educators.
Our blog post How to Help Students Process Tragedy in the News offers several suggestions from experts in the field for taking care of your students and taking care of yourself while not shying away from processing tragedy in your classroom. Below, we’ve compiled additional resources that we hope will spark productive and informative conversations related to #MeToo and help students learn to take care of one another as well.