Moments Like This

November 17, 2015 by Bill Ivey

Two days after the ISIS attacks on Paris (and three days after the ISIS attacks in Beirut), I received the following email from a seventh grader: “If we have time in class tomorrow, I really think we should notice/talk about the attack by ISIS in Paris that happened Friday Night. I feel like we should have a moment of silence.” I wrote her back and said, “I've been thinking about what I might want to do with you all, knowing someone might bring it up, knowing I maybe should bring it up if none of you all do. Thanks for writing me now as it will help me in my thinking. A bunch of us SBS teachers, including Miriam and Mme. Jolicoeur, have been talking about it and sharing resources, and many of my teaching friends at other schools are doing the same thing.”

Filed Under: Education, Student support, Paris