Looking forward to diving into the curriculum with our students.
Have you ever had a friend in an opposing gang?
Did the gang relations interfere with your friendship?
Were you able to maintain the friendship despite the opposition?
If not, why?
What would you have done differently?
What does a “safe space” look like for mediating student issues? Students have begun to brainstorm/explore what that space, or series of spaces, looks like?
What techniques have students used to best de-escalate rising tensions, as opposing gang relationships cause rifts in friendships? A survey conducted by students on peers indicates that “remembering the old times” is the most effective way of ensuring that bonds are maintained.
Have you lost any friends to gang relations? Were you able to repair the relationship? Why, or why not? How did that make you feel?
Have students ever noted cases of friendships eroding due to opposing gang relations? If so, how often?
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