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How to Discuss Tragedy with K-6 Students

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From destructive natural disasters to senseless school shootings, the need to help students understand, make sense of, and deal with tragedy is becoming increasingly common. It can be especially difficult for many elementary school teachers, who may be struggling with questions such as: "What information do we share," "How do I talk to my students about events that I also feel emotional about," and "What is my role, and how do I best interface with parents' wishes around these tough topics?" Join Dr. Michelle Anthony as she discusses how educators can best support young learners when tragedy strikes. She will provide suggestions and strategies for discussing these difficult topics with children in grades K-6.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Diversity & SEL, School Safety
Tags: administrator resources, counseling, dealing with grief, discussing tragedy, DOL722, K-6, natural disasters, school safety, tragedies, tragedy, violence

Reviews (51)

Difficult topic thank you for sharing some strategies
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Thank you for the information.
Nice work
Great information on how to help student with grief and tragedies. Thank you.
Good information and helpful.
good information for dealing with tragedy.
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Great concrete suggestions.
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Great thoughts and responses.
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Great information - sad that we need to know, but definitely necessary in today's society.
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Thanks for this info!
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