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Educational Resources

Below, you can find educational resources for families and students. These are not meant to be a substitute for classroom instruction, but will help students review information and practice skills during the closure.  Check Schoology for updates and information specific to your child’s school or classroom.


Junior High

High School

Digital Resources

Wide Open School

General Resources

Listen to a Great Book

Career & Tech Education

Karshner Museum Digital Artifacts

     Social Emotional Learning

Difficult Conversations

Let’s acknowledge that things are hard right now. We are surrounded by news updates and people’s opinions and commentaries on social media. It is hard to know how much or how little to share with children of all ages, especially when we aren’t sure about our own feelings. The last thing any of us wants is to make things more difficult so we might shy away from hard, confusing, emotional conversations.

However, there are three very important reasons to be open to difficult conversations.

  1. 1. Talking about our feelings is important to our mental health. We don’t have to have all the answers. We can listen to each other, ask questions, be willing to share our own thoughts and feelings as the starting point to conversations.
  2. 2. Information is everywhere. Children need help to put things into perspective and to make sense of all that they hear and see.
  3. 3. This is an opportunity for adults to be positive role models to the younger generation about facing hard truths by listening to others’ perspectives, standing up for what you believe in, and checking the validity of information and sources.

Click for advice from The Thrive Initiative about approaching conversations.  Visit our SEL page for more on this and other topics.