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How to Discuss Tragedy with Middle and High School Students

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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.


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 (65)

This was very good information after such a volatile and sensitive year.
Full Member
Very good information!
Full Member
very imformative.
Tragedy happens everywhere and it can happen anytime. We need to be proactive, rather than reactive, in handling these situations. Dr. Anthony offered some good suggestions for school preparedness.
Basic Member
Thank you!
Some great information on such an important topic. Thanks!
Full Member
Great Info! Thanks
Good topic to cover. thank you
Full Member
There were some great insights.
Nice work
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