I am thinking of families that will be dealing with tragedy. I feel for teachers all over who will meet children who will feel a less safe in their city. I ache for those who will be teaching students all over who have lost loved ones due to this event.
By extension, I can't help but think of Syria and other places that are fraught with violence. Bless them.
Many are still recovering from the effects of the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As we know, the effects of Maria will be effecting Puerto Rico for weeks to come. The earthquakes in Mexico also have left people mourning.
Schools are too frequently subjected to the violence; yet they are also places of healing. Places where administrators, teachers, and staff greet and comfort children and families.
The first is my response to the shooting in Orlando. Never did I image they I would be so close to such a tragedy.
Say His Name!
The second is a post by Dr. Shelly Schaffer about school shooting.
Humanizing and Understanding School Shootings: How YA “School Shooting” Literature Provides Multiple InsightsThank you for caring.