Published: 2019-02-13 03:00 |
Category: Teaching | Tags: expectations, gun violence, Policy, safety, social media, violence
This is an eye-opening look at the teacher-as-content-creator world of classroom DIY. Two quotes jump out that highlight the broken legislative system we have and the broken social media expectations we set for ourselves.
Teachers need their content to perform well and often, it’s the pretty, palatable posts that perform well; so that’s what teachers feel pressured to deliver.
As long as teachers continue to share online tips and tricks for shielding their students from the threat of gun violence, as if they were simply sharing book recommendations or math worksheets, in lieu of explicitly demanding gun reform, teachers will continue to carry the overwhelming burden of keeping their students alive in deadly situations.
Source: School Shootings and the Cheerily Gruesome World of DIY Classroom Prep