Responding to the Violence Around Us

By Vivett Dukes & Meredith Chase-Mitchell

NYC teacher Vivett Dukes and Classroom Culture co-founder Meredith Chase-Mitchell hosted a Twitter chat about recent acts of violence on Monday, November 13 at 8:30-9:30pm on #CaringClassroom.

What can we do as educators to help young people make sense of the world around them?



  1. As an educator, how are you reflecting on the surge of acts of hate & violence in the news? 
  2. How have your students reacted to hate & violence in the news?
  3. How many of us in this chat teach Black or Brown girls? How is violence against them addressed, if at all?
  4. What kinds of conversations are you having with students in response to the news?
  5. What advice do you have for teachers who are hesitant to have these conversations?
  6. What will you do this week to care for your students?