Jane Katch works with students in her classroom at Touchstone Community school.

Dealing with Violent Fantasy Play in the Classroom and at Home: A Talk by Jane Katch

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at Touchstone Community School
54 Leland St., Grafton, MA

Increasingly, our children are exposed to violent images. How they process these experiences will likely be expressed through their play. With help from teachers and parents, children can learn to articulate their feelings about their play, to listen to each other, and to make rules that will help them treat each other with empathy and respect.

Jane Katch, a former teacher of Touchstone Community School, is the author of Under Deadman’s Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children’s Violent Play (Beacon, 2000),They Don’t Like Me: Lessons on Bullying and Teasing from a Preschool Classroom (Beacon, 2003), and Far Away from the Tigers: A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children (University of Chicago Press, 2011). She has presented lectures and workshops at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Tufts University, Wheelock College, and Lesley College.