Building a Safe and Supportive School Environment
After the non-stop intensity of the 2016 election, we’re left with a divided nation in need of healing. Here at George, teachers and faculty are working to make sure that our students can have the conversations necessary to bridge those gaps. This means ensuring that each child feels safe and secure, and teaching our students how to engage differing viewpoints – and examine their own preconceptions – with thoughtfulness, tolerance, and respect.
This election has pulled a number of volatile topics into public conversation, and many of our scholars are feeling concerned or at risk, in both new and familiar ways. As a school, it is more vital than ever that we create an environment in which all of our students feel valued, supported, and excited to learn. The weeks and months ahead will be challenging for many people, but there are always things that we, as educators and guardians, can do to help children face the future with confidence.
For advice from the National Association of School Psychologists on helping your child through the aftermath of the election, download their post-election statement HERE.