Chapter 3: Teachable moments

Role play

“Mr. Smith helped us figure out what to say to Marissa when she came back to school after her brother died. It was still awkward and weird but at least we didn’t avoid her”. - Student

students walkingYou may also want to make use of role play when a teachable moment arises. This gives students an opportunity to apply and practice what they have learned, such as how to support a grieving friend.  It can also help to normalize situations that may initially feel unfamiliar or uncomfortable.

Below are some examples of situations in which you can incorporate role playing into your discussions. 

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