Teaching the Tough Subjects


BullyingPBSLMHow can educators present difficult topics to students that involve human suffering, like bullying and violence? This lesson provides insights and takeaways teachers can use during Bullying Prevention Month.

We found this great resource on PBSLearningMedia.  Watch how educators present difficult topics involving human suffering in this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up. Teachers and community groups have created curricula on topics such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and school shootings. Middle school students made a website to raise awareness about modern day slavery. High school students wrote and presented a play exploring the complicated issue of bullying. While some topics may be difficult to discuss, they can be meaningful experiences for students if they are approached carefully.