Like so many other educators, recently I have been moved to tears and emotions with the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
In this blog, and also the two podcasts I am part of, I share about teaching ideas, resources, and other musings. But it was the conversation I saw today to the arming teachers with guns which inspired me to speak up and share about something different.
As I saw the president bring up the conversation about arming teachers, I truly became even more frightened. Seeking a solution of an arms race between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” is a recipe for disaster.
Gun control today is not a “political statement”
Gun control today is a NECESSITY
Have you had one of those moments where you saw something that rallied a spark inside of you? For me this was the #ArmMeWith movement. This is the reaction on social media by thousands of educators who are sharing what they REALLY want to be armed with.
This began with two teachers Olivia Bertels and Brittany Wheaton
Check out the #ArmMeWith search on Twitter and get a glimpse of what we are all saying we really need
So here is what I can offer.
I can offer my voice. My voice here on this platform saying “now is the time”
I can offer my support to the masses of other educators who feel the same
Lastly, I can offer my templates (yes, how I love templates) where you can make your own #ArmMeWith images
Click here to get a copy of this Google Slides template
Please join the community out there if you feel like now is the time to let the nation know what you need.