Anyone care to weigh in on this one?
There's been a sad turn of events this weekend. A boy at the school where I teach was killed in a car accident. Beautiful day, right after school, no ice, no drugs or alcohol, just a teenage boy's need for speed, subsequent loss of control of car, crash into tree, killing the passenger. The driver was unharmed physically, but now faces the burden of living each day knowing that he caused his friend to die. Most of the kids in my 4th block class are affected by this in some way- all of as are affected because the brother of the victim is in that class. Many of the kids are friends of the driver and the victim. We are having an "emergency" faculty meeting right away tomorrow- I'm not quite sure I know what we'll do in class. My Spanish 1's probably won't be as directly affected and I can most likely have a "regular" class. But, for my last class? Do I hold class as normal? Do we talk about it? Do we talk a bit, and then do some work? Do we do no work? They don't teach you this stuff in college. Anyone else out there gone through this? Some advice, please.