Thursday, August 13, 2020

Preparing Children During the Racial Crisis

Back to school is right around the corner. For others they may already be in school.  Our children will be returning to school full of questions regarding the racial crisis across our country and world. While in a school setting one must be careful to not add to the children’s concerns, it is equally important to answer questions honestly to calm anxieties and instill safety. 

As educators, we know children who do not have the basic needs of nourishment, shelter, and safety will not learn effectively. This might mean straying from planned conversation, or making time for private conversation when needed. It is important to use the words children will hear such as racism, hate, and hurt to explain in a context they understand. We may have a long road ahead but with positive influences our children will rise to the occasion of accepting all people as equals.

No comments:

Post a Comment