Promoting Student Civic Engagement

 

While I'm hesitant to even say that there can be a silver lining to a tragedy like the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, if there is one, it's the massive surge in student civic engagement and activism the event has inspired.

In addition to supporting student-led movements for change, I believe it's important that teachers do everything they can in the classroom to help young people become informed, active and engaged citizens. In this podcast, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) discusses "how teachers can cultivate the habits and mindsets our students need to be civic minded and active agents in their learning and in their communities."

 

Stephen Watkins

Husband. Dad. Former ad guy. Current grad student. Future teacher. Unrepentant geek.