ABSTRACT

Chapter Seven asserts that we teachers need to do what we ask of our students. We must take stock of our media consumption to monitor bias. We should look to bridge-building organizations that leverage personal connection to ease political division, and schools should lead professional-development work that shines a light on our own polarization. Chapter Seven provides resources to help faculty learn about polarization, and it presents classroom strategies to help teachers manage the challenges of leading students through depolarization efforts. We teachers cannot lead our students in a direction we have not, ourselves, at least attempted to travel.