Tag: violence

Shocked, but not surprised

Shocked, but not surprised A lot has happened in the world of technology and education since our last issue. A lot of news that we should cover. There are times that a story eclipses all others and I need to try and unpack all of the angles. Sadly, the events of January 6th, 2021 require…

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It's Dangerous

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It’s Dangerous (Learning Policy Institute)

What can we do to end #SchoolShootings? Give students the tools that can help them resolve conflicts peaceably and lead to success later in life.

Post by Linda Darling-Hammond in the Learning Policy Institute blog. All annotations in context. These social-emotional learning practices have been found in hundreds of studies to reduce negative behavior and violence in schools, making schools safer while also increasing academic achievement. The guidance builds on what we know about how to increase school safety through “conflict…

What Does It Mean to Look at This?

What Does It Mean to Look at This? (nytimes.com)

Images of violence can desensitize us, but they can also remind us of our common bond.

From the NY Times: A photograph of a group of suffering people: We look at them, and from the sadness of their expressions and gestures, we know something awful has happened. But finding out exact details, through the photograph alone, is more difficult. Who these sufferers are, why they suffer, who or what caused the…