Three-Minute Video on Making Class Communities More Inclusive
by Tatiana Florival
At one point or another in our lives, we’ve all felt a bit like Brian in The Invisible Boy—invisible and ignored. But fortunately, it doesn’t take much to help students make class communities much more inviting, inclusive spaces!
Eileen O’Rourke, a second grade teacher from Carlstadt Public School in Carlstadt, New Jersey, loves how The Invisible Boy, written by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Patrice Barton, addresses a type of bullying that typically gets less attention: exclusion. Watch her Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review video to discover her recommendations for fun activities based on the book to help kids practice inclusivity, including:
• Hosting a virtual talent show
• Writing nice notes to other students (like Brian did in the book!)
• Role-playing tough social situations
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