Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Teaching Controversial Issues


Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

What kind of teacher are you? A neutral facilitator? Or someone who is likely to volunteer your views? When it comes to impacting student learning, studies show no significant difference between these two approaches. But there are pros and cons.
Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Teaching controversial issues can be tough. And, as a teacher, you'll always have to deal with curve balls from students or stakeholders. But with preparation and practice, it will get easier.
Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

When it comes to teaching controversial issues, one of your main concerns may be push back from parents or administrators. To avoid conflict, communication and preparation are key.
Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Tackling controversial issues in the classroom can be difficult, but it's important to do. No matter where your students go in life, they will encounter controversy and difference. And, they need the skills to navigate it. That preparation begins...Show More
The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

Spontaneous discussions are great for examining historical decisions or ethical debates, not so much for controversial issues, which can often involve people's identities, backgrounds or politics. Discussing contentious subjects requires careful...Show More