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We're looking for teachers who are working with students, and anybody who is working to sponsor conversations about the killing of #TrayvonMartin .

On this week's +Teachers Teaching Teachers we want to host a conversation specifically about the Trayvon Martin case ... but as an example of bringing issues into the classroom and elsewhere... lots of possible directions, really, all depending on who is interested to join us.

If you are, please let us know in the comments below.

We do this webcast on a Google+ Hangout, and we'd love to have you join us at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific on Wednesday, 4/4 World Times:

If you have any suggestions -- heard about other teachers working with Trayvon Martin -- we would welcome these leads as well!

We're trying to find teachers who are working with the Trayvon Martin case, and have posted a couple times about it:

My students work on the issue is growing on Youth Voices: and a few students have double-posted over in the comments on Anthony Turner's piece on the Learning Network:

Also, they've been working through annotations on various articles:

I love "Adot's" comment on Trayvon's nickname on the Wikipedia article: "I know a lot Of people named slim" Later in the article dryly describes: "He was 17 years old, 6'3" and weighed 140 pounds at the time of his death," and Adot comments, "Me and Trayvon were the same age, race, and weight. So if it happened to him then im kind of scared."

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What an open response! I've often found sophomores to be in a wonderful place for questions of justice and identity. I do wonder what focus you are worried about losing. Perhaps just starting with the facts would help. But -- as is often the case in teaching -- I think the main role for us is to listen, really listen and reflect back what we are hearing. Would you like to join us to continue this dialogue on Wednesday on Teachers Teaching Teachers?
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