Teaching Tolerance has created a wonderful list of Do's and Don'ts for teachers including and sharing the life and legacy of Dr. King with their students.
Writing in The Washington Post in 1983, Coretta Scott King provided a vision of how the holiday honoring her husband should be observed: "The holiday must be substantive as well as symbolic. It must be more than a day of celebration . . . Let this holiday be a day of reflection, a day of teaching nonviolent philosophy and strategy, a day of getting involved in nonviolent action for social and economic progress."
The list is divided into three aspects of daily school and classroom settings: displays, curriculum and discussions. Please click on the link and check out their list.