The team at the International School Safety Institute travels globally to facilitate trainings for education and law enforcement professionals involved in school safety. Some aspects of our training involve hands-on tabletop exercises directed at responses to man-made or natural threats. During these trainings, we see participants exhibit phenomenal critical thinking and response skills while working through these exercises. They are not afraid to do what’s required of them in the simulated scenarios.
While we ask educators and administrators to do what’s required to protect lives, when we ask them to present to a group of people, particularly their peers, we see people freeze. Many lapse into the physical reaction of turning “red