During a presidential debate, a citizen asked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if they are appropriate for kids. In this Hack Learning Podcast Episode 65, Mark Barnes expands on the question while explaining how to discuss politics and other sensitive issues in school and in your classroom.
Mark suggests that teachers stop telling kids that their views on politics are personal. Rather, he says to tell students what you really think, which helps educators hack the problem of seeming too distant and unreal to kids.
Listen to the embedded audio above and learn two simple things you can do tomorrow, in order to discuss politics and other sensitive issues in school, without igniting an argument or even chaos.
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