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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 (43)

Full Member
Great information - sad that we need to know, but definitely necessary in today's society.
Full Member
Thanks for this info!
Full Member
Thank you!
Basic Member
Very useful information.
Great information
Very interesting and informative but I hope I never have to have these kinds of discussions with my class.
We all need to be prepared. Thanks!
Basic Member
It's so sad that we need to have this information. Thank-you!
Very useful information
Full Member
Very informative
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