This magazine article targets students and parents with the purpose of preventing any more school shootings. They begin by discussing how important it is to bring awareness about mental health. Every time a crisis or tragedy occurs there is much attention brought upon the subject, however once the victims are buried and time goes by everyone seems to forget all about it. People move on without making any changes to the policies or issues. The majority simply stand by as a bystander instead
Should schools ban the use of technology? Does technology improve the human condition or worsens it? Numerous parents and teachers are concerned the use of technology during school hours is affecting students time of learning. A group of teachers and parents came together to discuss the topic and concluded with the debate if schools should partake in “ Shut Your Screen Week”. The real question is should our school participate or not?
Examples of Ethical Issues Whistle blowing is when an individual reports suspected wrongdoing at a workplace or in the community, this is to benefit the community. For example, the NHS are encouraging residents in a care home to get their relatives to install a camera within their room to discourage inappropriate behaviour from carers, for example violence. Another example of whistleblowing is Edward Snowden, he is an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to the mainstream media in June 2013.
The primary decision is to determine if the item brought in as an artifact to enhance her report on the history of her home was in violation of the zero-tolerance policy. The parents of an elementary student demand that something is done about the student who brought a gun to school. They plan to contact the Superintendent and the local newspaper and other parents of the community.
I chose the article Preparing Classroom Teachers for the Impending Death of a Student with Terminal Illness for this reflection. This is a difficult subject to discuss because the death of a child is something that seems so unnatural and unfair. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life and there may come a time when I or someone close to me will have a student in the class with a terminal illness. The article mentioned the death of children due to homicide or suicide, which called to mind the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook years ago.
Greg Toppo made a unique point: “Just as their grandparents feared polio and their parents feared nuclear war, these young people arrive at school each morning fearing death by high-powered rifle.” School shootings have become more and more typical in modern society. One solution that some propose is giving teachers guns in their classroom, and it has become a hot topic in Washington recently. Teachers in the United States should not have guns in the classroom because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun, teachers have to leave their students in order to find the intruder, and there are already many everyday items that teachers need in their classrooms rather than firearms. Teachers in the United States should not have a gun in class because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun.
Dress codes are put into place to promote the safety of the students. An article published by Fresno.edu compiled a list of benefits to a dress code. Some of the benefits included are helping the student dress appropriate to protect the student wearing the clothing and the fellow students. Dress codes give students a feeling of safety and comfort when they see their students wearing similar, if not the same, attire as their fellow classmates and would not feel like a target of bullying if they cannot afford the same brands as their peers if there was a more lenient or no dress code at all. One of my fellow classmate, Rodney Louima, brought light to this topic by telling me, " Dress code is good because it doesn't make a person feel bad that they don't have all the "hot brands" because we all basically look the same no matter what the brand.
KNowing that the shooter might be more frightening knowing the school and secure and ready and he is as risk of dying before anyone else because teachers would have these on hand ready to go. Last but not least, Reason 3 it can appromatl take law enforcement from 5 min-1 hour trying to get to the school in that 5 minutes people could be shot and killed. Plus when cops get there they don 't automatically go in they typically wait for a SWAT team they could take up even more time. Having guns with teachers already in the school can solve that problem because they don 't have to wait and precious lives doesn 't have to be lost or put in that much danger. Now some people counterclaim or go against that.
In the article “Arrest in S.C. classroom renews debate over police, discipline in schools” the central idea was schools have changed how they deal with misbehavior. To begin, the author states common problems handled by teachers are now the responsibility of police. As a result, 14,000 officers have been sent to schools across the country. Another point the author made was when police handle school misbehavers, struggling students are more likely to drop out. Also, they are more likely to get in trouble with the law later.
What could you, as an administrator (if anything) do to mitigate the response? Speaking from a parental lens I would be concerned if I learned that my child’s teacher was convicted of a DUI on several occasions. I would be concerned of the safety and wellness of my student’s education and would demonstrate apprehensiveness towards field trips. As a parent you do what ever is necessary to protect your child. One of the scariest moments as a parent was when I dropped my child off to school on her first day of kindergarten.
She decided to send all the children involved to class to avoid the fight and make sure that all of them got to their respective classes on time. But the result of her stepping in and the preventing the likely violence from occurring almost delayed her return to her class. This example is both of disruption during class and violence in between of
Frances Lozada-Tirado a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety. b. This item is important to me because I feel that children in this age and time are experiencing harmful condition that enable them to learn. I feel that we as teachers and family workers need to strive for our students to feel safe and secure in order for them to reach their full potential. As a family engagement specialist, it is my responsibility for my families and students to feel safe in my centers.
Many schools are considering applying a controversial initiative which is arming teachers because of the fact that school shootings have been happening more often since Columbine. According to the Washington Post ,“...mass public shootings are on the rise, and schools are now viewed as vulnerable targets. One of the deadliest in history claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, after Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012” (Wang). This shooting was the first mass shooting to really make parents consider their children's safety in public schools and have left some wondering what actions can be taken to prevent these shooting Yanan Wang shows the worry in her recent Washington Post article saying, “These