How Teachers Responded to 9/11

September 10, 2019


Education Week provided robust coverage of the September 11th attacks, particularly as they interfaced with education. On this solemn anniversary, visit their archives as you reflect on the day. 


In her article from a week after the attack, Darcia Harris Bowman, relates how educators navigated relating the news to their students.


"Kids take their cues from adults, so it's important for teachers to get their emotional house in order so they can express calm and confidence,” said James Garbarino, the author of the newly published book Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child’s Life.


"That's where leadership is important," added Mr. Garbarino, a professor of human development at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.  "Principals and counselors need to keep track of how things are going and step in where there's a teacher who isn't handling things well."


Read the full article here.



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