Heres a great article that encourages teachers to lead positive conversations about the Syrian refugee crisis. I applaud author Jacob Stewy‘s emphasis on starting the conversation in all subjects and grades. The “us v. them” dynamic plays a huge part in school environments. We see it in the bully and bullied relationship, the nerd v. class clown, the cool kids v. “weird” kids and even the teacher v. student. Leaders of the classroom and young minds should be able to lead the conversation so that students can feel comfortable about doing just that: having a conversation. It opens the table up discussion, critical thinking, civility and morality.