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What strategies can teachers use to help students separate belief and fact?

September 19, 2018

A classroom can quickly turn into a battlefield when sensitive topics are approached. Religion, for instance, can lead to arguments, but so can subjects like climate change to evolution. These talks can run up against religious and political thought, but educators have an obligation to work through these concerns and teach students about objective facts, no matter the subjective views.

However, those who teach in schools where parents, students and even other teachers share beliefs that run counter to a scientific principle, may feel intimidated to stay silent.

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