Student # 1: Why are other people angry at us?
Student # 2: Will it happen again?
Student # 3: Are we going to have to go to another school?
Om Monday and Tuesday there was chaos. Today is Wednesday still trying to return to a normal schedule. The Saturday September 18, bombing of the Chelsea area in New York City hit close to home. The school I teach at is located near the bombing site. On Sunday the day after, the school administrators called an emergency meeting to prepare the staff how to console frightened parents and scared children. Nowadays, educators, school administrators, and other school staff are being trained on the subject of terrorism and what to do just in case. In the Newspapers the statement ” New Yorker’s are staying calm” this maybe true for the adult population, however, how do we look in the eyes of frightened children and say ” Stay Calm.” Where is the training manual for that?
What Say You?