1. Hey Pal,

    I totally dig this reminder simply because the walls of schools are covered in words — and oftentimes, those words are thrown up without carefully thinking about them. We have a new sign hanging in our hallway that says “Turn off your phone. Turn on your brain.” It was probably hung with the best of intentions, but the suggestion that those two things are mutually exclusive is fundamentally wrong.

    We’ve also got a sign up that is full of language around “Not checking into the front office is trespassing and violation of school board policy XXXXXXX.” It’s DEFINITELY not welcoming.

    Now I’m going to have to look at the words on the walls in my classroom.

    Hope you are well, by the way. My best to Paige.

    Rock on,

  2. Wayne T,

    Unspoken words or body language are just as powerful. Especially when guests or parents go unacknowledged when they are in the school buildings.

    • George

      I was actually just talking about that exact sign on the weekend with a group. Totally threw me off and made me feel unsafe when I walked into that school. I can understand why that would creep you out. I honestly wonder if that sign actually has ever deterred someone?

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