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Brain Bite: How to Talk to Students About Scary News and Difficult Topics

Explore tips and tools to use with your students to discuss controversial news topics and social issues in this one-hour micro-PD. 

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All learners will receive a certificate for 1 professional development hour upon completion of a Brain Bite course.
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Online, Self-Paced Course

Professional Development Hours

1 PD Hour

Course Overview

Children often hear adults yelling about the news, but lack a safe space for their emotions and for civil discourse: Learn how to create one!

      These days, the stream of scary and difficult news can feel relentless at times, even for adults. Add to that the need to discuss it with your kiddos and foster calm discussion even if students disagree, and the task can feel overwhelming.

      We’re here to help take some of the stress and mystery out of how to approach these topics. We will equip you with proven strategies and tools recommended by teachers, mental-health doctors, and psychologists. You may not be able to control the news, but you can control how you talk about it with your students.

      Don't miss this short, practical course on methods to empower your students to discuss these topics calmly and productively -- now and in their future. 
Course Objectives

As a participant, you will:

  1. Discover five (5) strategies to use when discussing hot-button current events and social issues with your students.

  2. Explore these tangible, practical strategies and how to implement them with your students of different age groups.

  3. Receive ready-to-use worksheets, exercises, and other resources that support these strategies. (You can download and print them at any time.)

  4. Be guided to build a plan to customize and implement these strategies with your students immediately.

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The Brain Power Academy Team is composed of neuroscientists, educators, and mental health experts who are dedicated to creating the best PD to empower you in the classroom. We specialize in translating the latest neuroscience research into easy, ready-to-use techniques and exercises that assist teaching and learning in this new distanced-learning environment.
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