- May 16, 2020
I wasn't asking what you do for a living we all know your a teacher, I'm asking what as a teacher are you going to do/ want to do to prevent school shootings.
That’s what I do. I educate kids. Teachers don’t just teach science, math or whatever. I teach our country’s kids to be respectful citizens. I hold them accountable for their actions and hold them to a high standard. It’s preventative. How we educate out children makes a huge difference. Do we teach them to respect one another? Do we find a way to value and support every kid?
Schools shootings start long before the act. Healthy kids in emotionally, mentally and physically stable Environments don’t commit school shootings. Every week I’m working with kids to get mental health support, a place to sleep or eat, or deal with abuse. I don’t know the last time I worked my contracted day.
I get training every year on how to prevent and deal with shootings. I follow protocols and work on my own to grow as essentially a mental health counselor.
I work with them outside of school. I take kids from school hunting, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and more on my own time that don’t have father figures.
What do you do for a living? What are you doing to prevent these shootings? This is a wholistic societal problem. It takes a village.