What can YOU say in six sentences?
“Pull down the shade and don’t allow the students to gaze outside the window, and turn the radio off!” Panic stricken, the principal raced through the room, made a complete circle and exited.
The students watched and absorbed the fear, but they also watched their teacher who reopened the shade and before she turned the radio back on said, “Good, bad, or indifferent we are resilient and no matter what happens today we will pull through this.” The kids regained their composure as the teacher discussed the events, as she knew them.
The next few weeks as New Yorkers picked up the pieces, both the students who lost a loved one and those who barely knew someone learned to adjust gracefully, without panic, lawlessness, or despair. They felt they learned something and did it their way… the New York way.