There are a lot of things that bring educators together. Go to a conference and you can mix and match and make new connections. There’s no prior connection required.
Teachers just have a common goal and they make no apology for it.
By now, I think we all know of the incident at Oxford High School.
As Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said yesterday, “This is every parent’s worst nightmare.” It’s also every teacher’s worst nightmare.
In schools, we have teacher and student handbooks and a procedure for how to handle situations like this. We have drills that are never taken seriously but we do them because we’re told. We all secretly or not so secretly hope that we never have to do the procedure for real.
Many of us can go through an entire career without an incident like this ever happening in our school.
And yet, when it happens elsewhere, it affects us all.
Be kind and good to each other.