Usable Knowledge "Challenge Ideas, Not People" Managing classroom conversations to navigate mandates of free speech and freedom from discrimination Posted March 1, 2017 By Usable Knowledge Developmental psychologist Richard Weissbourd, the co-director of Making Caring Common and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, offers advice on setting the kind of classroom norms that can create a respectful environment for rich conversations about even the most challenging topics.">"It's very important that we elicit multiple views and honor free speech, but also protect human rights," Weissbourd says. "It's important that we tell kids to appreciate the complexity of others people, as they appreciate their own complexity.Additional ResourcesLearn to do a Circle of Concern [PDF] activity.Get a comprehensive bullying-prevention overview [PDF] from Making Caring Common.***We Want to Hear from YouOur country is polarized: How is that showing up in your school? What are you doing to protect students, confront discrimination, prevent bullying, and foster inclusion? Usable Knowledge would like to hear from you. Join us on Facebook and Twitter, using #OneAllHGSE. Send your advice and resources to email@example.com, and we’ll share as much as we can. Read more at One and All. Usable Knowledge Connecting education research to practice — with timely insights for educators, families, and communities Explore All Articles Related Articles Usable Knowledge Tough Choices A social media campaign shines light on the ethical dilemmas teens face — and how to navigate them. Usable Knowledge Caring for the Whole Child A middle school drama teacher describes how she makes her classroom a safe harbor. Usable Knowledge Teaching in Complex Times In our latest podcast, frank talk about ethical dilemmas and civic controversies in the classroom.