While the start of the next school year feels comfortably distant, we’re already in the midst of a polarizing election cycle. Schools can count on political discord and ideological differences impacting their communities and cultures, sometimes with contentious and unfortunate results. The summer offers a chance for schools to strategically prepare their communities for civil discourse around the 2020 election and more.
In this webinar, we’ll examine research-based cognitive and emotional skills for civil discourse, considering academic and cultural application of these skills; ways schools can promote a culture that encourages mission-appropriate discussion about polarizing subjects; ideas for creating school-appropriate goals for civil discourse; and legal recommendations for schools during a presidential election year. Join Sarah Wilson from TAIS and Debra Wilson for this discussion.