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Moving Forward

We can teach our students how to engage in discussion—not for the sake of winning, but for the sake of understanding and being understood.
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This marathon election has made us a fractured nation. Relationships have been severed. Family members no longer talk to each other. Friends have been unfriended. What do we tell our children now? In a Huffington Post essay, Ali Michael writes that we can teach our students “how to engage in discussion—not for the sake of winning, but for the sake of understanding and being understood. Students need to learn how to check facts, to weigh news sources, to question taken-for-granted assumptions, to see their own biases, to take feedback, to challenge one another. We need to teach students how to disagree—with love and respect. These skills will be priceless in the coming months and years as we work to build a democratic society that protects the rights of all people.” We are still stronger together. 

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