Support for Difficult or Controversial Conversations
Now more than ever, schools must nurture our willingness and ability to engage and deliberate with others on important, controversial, and sometimes difficult topics in our communities.
We thank you and honor you for taking this opportunity to engage in supportive discussions and lessons about difficult but important events and issues, and we hope you find the resources collected here helpful.
- The Day After...A Classroom Discourse Guide for Timely Responses to Difficult Controversial, or Controversialized Events
- Staff Discourse Protocol: For Staff Discussion
- Community Conversations Protocol: Schoolwide Discourse Activity
CPS Student Voice, Engagement, and Civic Life Planning Guide
Agency, engagement, inclusivity in all aspects of schooling
A guidebook for building inclusive, responsive, and engaging classrooms, teams, and school communities
The Student Voice 360 Guidebook was designed and driven by a vision for student voices and perspectives to be elevated as valued members of the school community. Schools that center the Inner Core (identity, community, and relationships) engage students and colleagues as thought-partners, leaders, and innovators able to make academic, social, environmental, and political impacts in their schools, communities, and world.
Electoral Engagement Guidance
Elections Participation Guide
This document contains guidance and instructional strategies and resources on electoral engagement in and outside the classroom for all schools, K-12.
This post-election guidance supports instructional planning and provide materials to engage students in post-election reflection and discussion.
The 2021 Inauguration
This guidance supports educators on creating space in your classrooms for purposeful conversations about our government and our role as citizens in response to the January 2021 Capitol Insurrection.