Metal detectors, panic alarms, and active school shooter drills are often what come to mind when the education community first thinks of school safety. However, addressing this issue reaches far beyond the secure doors of our schools, taking into consideration factors such as school and classroom climate, positive discipline measures, and wellness promotion, according to A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools.

When we consider the studies showing the relationship between bullying, personal failure, and anger to school violence, we must pause and reflect on our own schools and classrooms. How can we develop a better school culture...

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    Amanda Moore is a fourth-grade elementary teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is passionate about using technology to redefine what learning looks like. It is her goal to inspire educators to revolutionize teaching practices while shaping today’s learners into critical thinkers and problem solvers. Find her on Twitter @teachforthewin.