Resources abound for how to help children and teens cope with disaster. We recommend checking out The Learning Network blog of the New York Times. Also, the web site Teaching Tolerance has great suggestions for how school communities can recover from disasters and tragedies of all sorts, and recover together. It mentions one Staten Island teacher who passed a teddy bear around the circle of kindergartners. When a child received the bear he or she shared their experience of Sandy and the storm surge that deeply affected their community. That's how the teacher learned one family was rescued by a row boat.
How are you talking about Sandy to your children and students? What approaches are working for you? Share your thoughts below.
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