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How to Discuss Tragedy with Middle and High School Students

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Overview

Whether confronted with the untimely death of a classmate, senseless school shootings, or destructive natural disasters, secondary students often need help understanding, making sense of, and dealing with tragedy. It can be especially difficult for many middle and high school teachers, who may be struggling with their own questions such as: "What is my role," "How much do we share," "What supports do I need to have available to students I see so infrequently or only know so well?" Join Dr. Michelle Anthony as she discusses how educators can best support learners when tragedy strikes. She will provide suggestions and strategies for discussing these difficult topics with children in grades 7-12.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Communication & Collaboration, Diversity & SEL, School Safety
Tags: administrator resources, counseling, dealing with grief, discussing tragedy, high school, middle school, natural disasters, school safety, secondary students, tragedies, tragedy, violence

Reviews (50)

 
This was well organized and very positive.
Basic Member
 
Very important and useful information.
 
such a sensitive topic but a much needed topic to converse about in this time frame. Who would have ever envisioned this?
Full Member
 
Hard Topic. Good coverage!
Full Member
 
Enjoyed listening to the speaker. Information was good on this difficult topic.
Full Member
 
Very informative on a tough topic.
Full Member
 
Tough issue—thanks for tackling it.
 
A good refresher that it's OK to help kids navigate through tragedy even if it's not part of our daily duties.
Full Member
 
great
Full Member
 
Great informationthanks for talking about a difficult subject
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