Tagged with school shootings

The Choices Teachers Make

The Choices Teachers Make

It would probably not surprise you to know that I have always had a planned evacuation route from my classroom should there be a school shooting. I had one in the middle school where I worked for one year, the high school where I worked for ten years, and I have one for the community … Continue reading

School is Sacred

On the first day of the spring semester, my second year teaching, I saw my first violent fight. It was an unusual fight in that it was unprompted by the prologue of, “Son, son…” and muscular chests popping out like proud roosters while necks reached forward to beckon the first punch. Instead, Dennis got up … Continue reading