Though there are times when it seems like there really are no words, we must keep talking. Especially to our children and students who will have so many questions, thoughts and fears they need to express.

Some resources for us all to share…if anyone has others, let us know.

Edutopia has gathered a compendium of resources for teachers and parents who are talking to kids and teens about violence and coping with tragedy.

The Share My Lesson website offers resources from teachers for teachers on responding to traumatic events and promoting safety in schools. posted a comprehensive list of resources for parents and teachers talking about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The Crisis Management Institute offers a downloadable guide called “Talking With Children/Students About the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting”