Hard to believe that 18 years have passed since the 11th day of September, 2001.
Most of our young people were in school that day – they were in our classrooms.
We will never forget how our lesson plans went away that day as we attempted the impossibly difficult task of helping kids process what they saw/heard/felt.
Fred Rogers “Mister Rogers” said it best,
“When I was a boy,” Rogers recalled, “and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
As he responded to the events of 9/11 Mister Rogers, as recalled in biographical documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” called us to “Tikkun Olam” –
Video Source: Colter, A. (2019, March 31). Fred Rogers on 9/11-Tikkun Olam. [YouTube] Retrieved from this link
So many people were thrust into the empathetic practice of “Tikkun Olam” which means “World Repair” and “Repairers of the Breach.”
Thank you for being there that day in your classroom. Thank you for serving our kids today.