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Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

Edutopia – Suzie Boss

“When hot-button issues spill over from social media or the nightly news and into your classroom, what’s the right move as a teacher? Do you shut down arguments about gun control or athletes taking a knee at football games because you fear losing control of the discussion? Or do you look for learning opportunities amid the brouhahas? Well-facilitated classroom discussions about controversies offer “high-leverage opportunities to help our students hone their critical thinking skills,” says Sox Sperry of Project Look Sharp, a nonprofit at Ithaca College in New York that promotes media literacy.”(more)

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