Kent Lenci

Kent Lenci teaches middle school history and serves as the Personal Growth and Development Coordinator at Brookwood School in Manchester, MA. He is a former recipient of a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant.

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Practicing Civil Discourse During a Not-So-Civil Presidential Election

Posted by Kent Lenci on September 14, 2016

Each year at the Brookwood School in Manchester, a small coastal town in Massachusetts, we bring our seventh graders to a summer camp in Maine to kick off the school year. It’s a unique opportunity to build our class community and center ourselves for the challenges ahead. Our theme for the year is “responsibility,” one that is incredibly timely during this year’s heated presidential election. As we teachers encourage students to take responsibility for themselves and to care for others, it’s worth taking stock of our professional responsibilities during this electoral season. What is our role?

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Topics: difficult conversations, Teaching Resources, Democracy, Facing History Resources, civil discourse

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