Has this made your papers?

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  1. blazer

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    Nope Nope Nope. I do not agree with that drill.
     
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    Our local association had to have our attorney write a cease and desist letter to the district over this issue.
     
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    Yes, it has. It is crazy.
     
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    I’m waiting for people to come out in defense of this psychotically stupid practice.
     
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    Nope
     
  8. Obadiah

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    Has our professionalism been undermined so much as to think teachers need to be shot in the back in order to do their job?!! I know of no pedagogical reason to imply that such a procedure will increase a teacher's effectiveness during an actual school intrusion. I must agree with futuremathsprof; this procedure sounds more psychotic than beneficial. Think about it. Place this scenario into another profession: office workers, Silicon Valley technicians, Walmart cashiers....The police aren't shooting them. So why teachers?!!

    My thoughts are also drifting toward what is prescribed to work in an actual scenario. Panic is not effective, yet the above procedure seems to induce panic. Fear is physiologically assistive, but it must be tempered with calmness, and calmness must lead to enacting prescribed procedures. Drills cause the brain to activate these prescribed procedures, and when the drills are practiced calmly and efficiently, a teacher in an actual situation will also react calmly and efficiently. In an actual situation, creativity is also essential, yet panic inhibits creativity. To explain creativity, an actual intruder isn't going to follow any set procedures, therefore, the teachers need to be ready to react in an manner not previously anticipated. In this Alice training, time would have been better spent role playing effective preventive procedures rather than practicing getting shot and dying.
     
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    Just another eye rolling moment in time. To say I was surprised would be a lie.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    I was thinking of this story as we had our drill yesterday. Keeping several students with autism quiet for 15 minutes was difficult but at least it wasn't painful! I just saw it mentioned on Facebook so I didn't read the article. Does anyone know who's stupid idea it was?
     
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    This is crazy! Nope! I'd quit the profession.
     
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    I could not believe this when I heard about it on the news!
     

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