Politics is a very touchy subject - especially these days and Laura Riley gives some great advice on how to have a political discussion without offending anyone or losing all your friends on social media.
Laura Sanders Riley was born and raised in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, but calls Columbia her home. She began her teaching career in 1997 and has taught at Hammond School for the past 16 years. She spent 10 years in sixth grade geography, then was socially promoted, allowed to skip a grade, and taught eighth grade government for four years. She has spent the past two years teaching Senior AP US Government and Politics and various other upper school history classes. Laura has been the chair of the history department at Hammond School since 2012. She sponsors the Youth in Government delegation, which annually participates in the YIG conference - a model legislature that writes, debates, and passes mock legislation. In her copious amounts of spare time she is a wife of one, mother of two, dog owner of four, and devoted political junkie. Her TedX talk is entitled: "How to have a political discussion without being punched in the face”.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx