This week many of my teacher friends have shared heart-breaking stories about the acts and expressions of hate they have witnessed in their schools and neighborhoods. All teachers want their students to feel safe, because we know that no child can learn when his or her basic need for physical and emotional safety is threatened.
I wanted to do something to help teachers help their students. I wanted them to have something they could use to reassure their students that they are safe in the classroom. And so I created two Safe Classroom door signs. One is in English and one is in Spanish. They're free. Just click HERE to be taken to the page where you can download them. (They're both in the same PDF file.)
I hope they'll help you and your students to re-establish or maintain a safe classroom community environment. Best wishes and virtual hugs to all of you. Now, more than ever, you have the most important job in the world.