July 02 2013
How do teachers invite students to both be themselves and become a community in these times? Alan Singer has been sharing suggestions at Huffington Post for teachers during this election season, writing, “Our obligation is not to maintain some abstract form of ‘balance’ in the classroom, but to help students become critical thinkers who learn to listen to others, evaluate their statements carefully and respectfully, and support conclusions with evidence.” Participants in this webinar explored this assertion further and discussed how this election season can be a time to uncover students’ passions and interests and learn together how to live in community.
This hangout was produced in support of Letters to the Next President 2.0, a project engaging youth in civic participation on issues and topics that matter to them in the US Presidential Election. It was also co-streamed at connectedlearning.tv.
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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #2nextprez.
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