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Fostering student-led civil discourse at The Loomis Chaffee School

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Guest post by Danielle Fowler

Inspired by the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign’s call to engage students in activities that enable them to "talk across the aisle," The Loomis Chaffee School has placed prominent focus on their “Shultz Fellows” Club to encourage students to discuss political topics and educate their school community about handling civil discourse.... Read more about Fostering student-led civil discourse at The Loomis Chaffee School

Dialogues Across Differences: How Middlesex School is Helping Students Talk Across the Aisle

Dialogues Across Differences

Guest post by Danielle Fowler

Inspired by the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign’s call to engage students in activities that enable them to "talk across the aisle," Middlesex School has incorporated a new class for freshmen students titled "Dialogues Across Differences."

According to Rob Munro, Director of Middlesex School’s Global Studies initiative, this new course is an opportunity to address the notion that "many schools ask their students to be more empathetic, and we were among those schools; however, unless we actively teach how to be empathetic as a class, during the school day, we knew it would be difficult for students to truly grasp how to have difficult, but empathetic interactions." We asked Rob to tell us more about the course and share his advice for other schools.... Read more about Dialogues Across Differences: How Middlesex School is Helping Students Talk Across the Aisle

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