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Teachers Teaching Teachers #50 - Guest, Pat Ferrel, Trailfires CTO and Our students blog about Virginia Tech

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Madeline Brownstone, a teacher Baccalaureate School for Global Education, NYC, kicked off this episode by talking about how she has begun to us Trailfire in her classroom. ...Pat, and his co-founder John O’Halloran had noticed that Madeline was using Trailfire for teaching a couple of weeks ago. They were interested to follow Madeline’s work Since they “are currently focusing on the education market for Trailfire.” ...Kids from the PersonalLearningSpace and Youthvoices had this to say about the Virginia Tech shooting ...I think that the guy who caused such a tragedy had a whole bunch of hate just boiling up inside him because of how much he was bullied that he just couldn’t take it and felt the need to kill those people. ...April /16/ 2007, That’s when a student decided to take the lives of 32 other students and his own at Virginia Tech University.... Not only did Virginia see how bad this was but also the nation, and all around the world from Pakistan to Russia. ...On april 16, 2007, a 23 year old asian student by the name of Cho Suing hui went on a shooting rampage in virginia tech college. ...In e few years someone is going to try to out-do him and blow up a whole school just so that they can say “Hey look I killed more people than Cho!”. ...I think that just because the guy was all stressed out and depressed about college, he didn’t have to go and kill other people, instead he could have gone to get some mental help or even go and ask the teachers to help him with his work. I also think that the teachers should of sent him to get some help before he killed all those people because the teachers alredy suspected that he had some issues before he killed the people.... I’m not saying that it was the teachers’ fualt but they should of sent him to get some help before he killed all of those people. ...April /16/ 2007, That’s when a student decided to take the lives of 32 other students and his own at Virginia Tech University.... Not only did Virginia see how bad this was but also the nation, and all around the world from Pakistan to Russia. ...On April 16, 2007 there was a shooting at Virginia Tech University, in Virginia (obviously), and I don’t really know much about what happened but I do know that it was really awful for a kid to just come to the school and shoot everyone for NO apparent reason and even if there was a reason I can bet that there will never be a good enough reason for someone to kill a lot of people! I was really sad when I had heard about this shooting because of all the people that died for just being good people, I used to live in Richmond, Virginia but I didn’t like it (because I wanted to try it out for a year with my grandmother) because it was too quiet so I moved back to New York but now I realized that Virginia isn’t that quiet after all because Of what happened this week. I think if that would’ve happened over here in New York I don’t know what I would do if any of my friends would’ve died or even if I would’ve died because death is NOT a game you play it’s really sad and it’s if you die you don’t come back unless god chooses to give you another chance and that is very rare so I think what that boy did was really sad and tragic because if someone was to kill him and his family he would be devastated! ...One thing that concerns me is that the head people in charge did not really respond really well to the first incident when two people were shot and died, on the other side of the campus. ...Another thing that I believe is that the guy went to that school, whether they say that he did or he didn’t.The fact that he attended that school is even worse, because how is it that a student is able to have guns in the school and by himself lock the doors with chains there had to be people who had witnessed this. ...He should have never did that because he didn’t only hurt himself and his family, but other families as well of all the victims dead or a live. ...The murderer had something wrong with him and it wasn’t taken care of, and the result led to something horrible, “Cho Seung-Hui, the 23-year-old shooter in the worse school massacre in American history, was thousands of miles from his homeland, South Korea, and apparently and infinitely further from humanity….” ...I really enjoyed reading your post becuase not only did you give alot of information about the current event, you let your own opinion in. You stated what happened, and then afterwards what you thought of the situation. ...I think that instead of talking about what happened and what could have avoided it, you should pray for the family and hope that they get throught their terrible loss. ...This reminds me of an episode of One Tree Hill, when someone that was bullied a lot, and he hated everyone, and he just brought a gun to school and threatened to shoot everyone.


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