A blended learning program that distills rigorous behavioral science research into practical skills that help improve students’ communication, sense of belonging, and openness to diverse perspectives. Anyone can use the program, but we make Perspectives free to educators and their students.
This activity aids in establishing explicit standards describing what students can expect to experience in a classroom and how they’re expected to participate.
Use the tips and activities in this guide to help students think critically about themselves, their community, and their place within our U.S. democracy.
Gain strategies to create classrooms that use dialogue to foster nuanced thinking, inclusion, conflict resolution, and openness to diverse perspectives.
Trust-building is an important foundation before engaging in deeper discussion topics. This icebreaker activity will help students feel more connected.
This activity challenges students to practice listening to understand – not simply to respond— and allows them to share without fear of interruption.
This activity allows students to reflect, write down, and share out their hopes and concerns around engaging in constructive dialogue about issues of importance.
Good questions are foundational to any constructive dialogue. This activity helps instructors craft questions that have a higher likelihood of promoting dialogue that connects – rather than divides.
In pairs, students will take turns sharing a political stance they hold, and their partner will listen and only ask questions (rather than respond) in order to learn as much as they can about their partner’s views and why they hold those views.
Disinformation threatens the independence of the judiciary. In this lesson, students will analyze and find examples of disinformation as it relates to; bots, ads, sock puppets, memes, and inauthentic domains. After understanding the types of disinformation, students will read Chief Justice Roberts’s 2019 End of Year Report to find out the power of disinformation and