How to Help Your Students Cope With Racist Violence

Equity expert Michael Lowe will help you understand how the recent wave of racist violence affects your students. You will learn how to help them cope by teaching about tragedy with head and heart.

What You'll Learn

  • Why is racial violence particularly troubling to students today?
  • Why do some students perceive racist violence differently than you do?
  • How can students manage their emotions and resolve conflicts?
  • What resources can help students make responsible decisions?
  • How can you make students and staff feel safe despite community unrest?
  • What are the best ways to help traumatized teachers and students cope?
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Training Overview

How is recent racist violence affecting your students? Learn how to help them process and cope.

The death of Tyre Nichols, other incidents of excessive force, the sentencing of the Buffalo market massacre perpetrator, and news of 82 mass shootings have dominated headlines in America so far in 2023.

Your students are not immune to the violence and racism they see in their lives or in the media. Studies show that children exposed to violence are more likely to struggle at school and suffer from mental health issues.

Schools have a duty to assist students who are impacted, directly and indirectly, by racist violence. By taking specific steps to help students understand and process these incidents, you can enable them to continue learning while improving the world around them.

  • Why is racial violence particularly troubling to students today?
  • Why do some students perceive racist violence differently than you do?
  • How can students manage their emotions and resolve conflicts?
  • What resources can help students make responsible decisions?
  • How can you make students and staff feel safe despite community unrest?
  • What are the best ways to help traumatized teachers and students cope?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Superintendents
  • District administrators
  • Diversity and equity officers
  • Personnel and human resources directors
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Charter school board members
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education nonprofit groups
  • Community engagement professionals
  • School leaders
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Learning strategists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Future teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Student services directors
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Michael Lowe
  • Chief equity officer for Shelby County Schools in Tennessee
  • Served as a regional superintendent and middle school principal in Memphis
  • Focuses on culturally responsive teaching and equity in student work
  • Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Memphis
  • Education specialist and doctorate degree in leadership and instruction from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee