Help Create Safe Environments
Topic 1: A Teacher’s Ideas on Safe Schools
In the wake of recent episodes of school violence, the issue of creating safe schools becomes more timely than ever. Teachers, in their classroom management plans, have the opportunity to help create safe environments for all students. All educators should think carefully about the role they can play in fostering a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Complete the following learning activity and discuss the questions that follow.
Discuss the following questions and respond thoughtfully to your classmates:
1. Think about what Kate has said. What role should teachers play in developing a safe school?
2. How can Kate, Cassie, and Jeremy ensure that they and their students are working in safe classrooms?
3. What do you think is the ideal strategy for creating a safe school? Be sure you use your readings and other resources to support your answer.