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Model the way to navigate difficult topics

By Jennifer Abrams
October 2022
Many of us adults have said that it would be terribly hard to be a young person these days, with wildfires and floods, political polarization, violence in our streets, war in Ukraine, civil rights being questioned and denied to many citizens, and one medical challenge on the heels of another. As students navigate these challenges and so many others, they need educators to support them to think about, discuss, and take action on difficult topics. That requires helping them develop skills such as self-awareness and awareness of others, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. As educators, we teach these skills in multiple ways. Not only do we teach them through explicit instruction and discussions in classrooms, but also in how we behave and what we model

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References

Clark, T.R. (2020). The 4 stages of psychological safety: Defining the path to inclusion and innovation. Barrett-Koehler Publishers

Fosslien, L. & Duffy, M.W. (2019). No hard feelings: The secret power of embracing emotions at work. Portfolio.


Jennifer Abrams (jennifer@jenniferabrams.com) is an independent communications consultant and leadership coach.


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