A recent fight in my classroom forced me to think about adolescence, society, and our fascination with violence.
I helped break up a fight in my classroom the other day.
It wasn’t even my class – it happened during a period when a colleague teaches in my room during my prep.
Class hadn’t started yet and students were filtering in, taking their seats, and chatting. I was packing my things to leave to go grade papers in the library. Suddenly, two girls started a back-and-forth verbal dispute – and it escalated quickly. Everyone in the room quieted as the focus turned toward the girls. Continue reading “To the Bitter End: Fighting in Our Schools”