Prevention Trumps Reaction in the Classroom

Wonderfully thoughtful post by a marvelous HS teacher!

A Teaching Journey

prevention Prevention. We hear it often.  There is a  Prevention magazine. In medicine, preventative care keeps people from getting certain diseases, or at least knowing about them often sooner than they otherwise would so they can be treated. Smokey the Bear teaches people about how they can prevent wildfires. At last count, there were 210,000,000 results for the word prevention on Google. Prevention is everywhere. And it can be quite beneficial in the classroom.

A great tradition at our school is Senior Walk. On the last day of school for seniors, there is a senior breakfast. This is a time for the class to come together one final time before saying farewell to their high school careers. Following the breakfast, the seniors dress in their caps and gowns, and parade one lap through the school to say their goodbyes to other students and staff. All of the 9-11th graders and teachers…

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