What to Teach in Times like These?

Knowing that additional language learners, especially recent immigrants from conflict areas, know the darker side of humanity only too well, I have also wondered how one might handle what is currently – and far too often – in the news. Their often fearful responses – Is my new home going to be next? – do require efforts on my part to talk about violence in the world. Lizanne’s thoughtful response gives me courage.May you find it helpful as well.

I’ve been turning off the radio whenever the news comes on. I’ve exhausted my capacity to consume any more details about the latest atrocity, whether it’s a 5-year-old girl being murdered along wit…

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