Jun 15, 2015 · If you are qualified to teach future leaders about death and dying please consider using your knowledge and expertise to start such a class; if not, inspire someone else to become an end-of-life teacher by helping to create a curriculum and find guest lecturers.Author: Karen Wyatt MD. Feb 18, 2014 · Teaching about death is an important life lesson for students. Add to this the challenge of atheism, a lack of evidence for an afterlife and the concept of oblivion, and students have a real chance to develop their imaginative and critical thinking skills while learning Author: Andrew Jones.
Children and Death: 10 Tips for Teaching Kids about Dying - From the Mouths of Moms - B-InspiredMama.com. Lesson plan resources The Dying Matters team has produced a wealth of helpful resources for students and teachers to help get them thinking and talking about death, dying and bereavement. These materials are available for download below.
Be aware of what is being posted and shared. Encourage students to seek support for a friend in need. Students in their mid-to-late teens tend to feel more comfortable expressing their feelings and grief similar to adults. High school students may use physical contact to show their support and empathy (e.g., hugging or touching the arm). Helping Adults with Mental Retardation Grieve a Death Loss by Charlene Luchterhand and Nancy E. Murphy Books for children and teens: Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and Their Loved One by Catherine Faherty.