The sensitive nature of this conflict can leave educators scared to discuss it in classrooms. However, it is essential that schools create and provide safe spaces for young people to discuss and navigate the news, and to have their perspectives listened to.
Category: Critical Thinking
As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, there is increased concern that the situation will give rise to more people being drawn into extremism. The closure of schools and youth groups has meant the closure of support
One thing that can often be forgotten in debates about policies, schemes and withdrawal agreements is that when discussing immigration, we are really talking about peoples’ lives.
By Frankie Stephens – firstname.lastname@example.org This Anti-Bullying Week, EqualiTeach is pleased to be facilitating critical thinking workshops with 26 year five and six classes across London and the South East of England. It’s fantastic that schools are taking steps to
By Jen Johnson: email@example.com As teachers, many of us have been there – delivering a wonderful lesson in which the learning objectives are beautifully fulfilled, the differentiation has worked like a dream…but then completely out of nowhere a student
By Rachel Elgy: firstname.lastname@example.org Darren Osborne’s sentence has brought online platforms into the spotlight: are they doing enough to prevent extremist material from radicalising vulnerable individuals? The answer appears to be no. Social media can be an incredible force for
2017… What a year. It is perhaps fair to describe it as a turbulent year, with some incredible highs and devastating lows. However, throughout it all, a thread has been emerging, which highlights a hopeful pattern: young people in the
By Tammy Naidoo: email@example.com On Monday 13th November the headlines across the majority of newspapers up and down the country all followed a similar thread. “Let Little Boys Wear Tiaras” and “Boys should be able to wear tutus, tiaras
By Siobhán: firstname.lastname@example.org One interesting experience from my first month at EqualiTeach was listening to Year 8 students’ views on trustworthy sources of information and how false ideas can be spread online and in person. These are some of the
By Sarah: email@example.com “There’s just so much news at the moment, my head is going to explode!” – a recent comment from a year 6 girl I was working with, and she’s not alone. Whether it’s the Grenfell fire, Brexit,
By Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org Two weeks ago I delivered a workshop on critical thinking with year 5 pupils in a primary school in East London. At the beginning of the workshop, we played a game where groups of young people had
In the wake of the USA Presidential Elections, EqualiTeach has put together five tips to support you in undertaking discussions on controversial and sensitive issues with young people. 1. Provide Reassurance Reassure pupils that they are safe in school