The anger, fear and unrest resulting from the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement has had an impact on many of our scholars. Some may feel hurt by or angry at the police, others afraid of the violence they see on TV or in our communities.
I would imagine that you have divergent opinions on these issues, as most people do. However I believe we can all agree on the following:
What can we do as parents and educators to ensure our children are creating a world that is more just and more peaceful than our own? We can do so much! The hardest part is leaning into the discomfort of these challenging conversations. There is no perfect way to do this, but there are so many resources out there to help.
We all have an opportunity to learn and grow here. Please reach out for support and please share your experiences!
To those families who are participating in protests right now: I support you and I'm proud to be your teacher! Stay safe everyone!
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Jen Vega, M.Ed. enjoys sharing knowledge and resources related to homeschooling, special education and innovative ed. Please explore and join the discussion! Much more to come!