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The Best of Our Knowledge
Mon September 4, 2006
The Best of Our Knowledge # 833
Albany, NY – 9/11 STUDENT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS -
This month marks the 5th anniversary of the September 11th attacks
on the U.S. We remember that crucial time, by reliving some of
those critical moments in our history, and in education. We hear
what was said then, and reflect on what has happened since.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is always a major concern in times
of crisis. 9/11 is one of those classic textbook examples that caused
all of us to feel stressed. How can parents talk with their children,
and teachers with their students, to make them feel safer? What
impact does stress have on things like homework and grades?
Immediately following the terrorist attacks, TBOOK spoke with Dr.
Harold Kudler, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center.
Glenn Busby reports. (7:21)
POETRY FOR STUDENTS AFTER 9/11 -
It's during times of uncertainty, like after the September 11th attacks,
that parents and teachers search for ways to reassure children and
students. We discovered that poetry could offer insight into the
events of the Fall of 2001. TBOOK discussed this with the editor
of Poetry Speaks , Rebekah Presson Mosby.
Glenn Busby reports. (5:55)
BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER 9/11 -
During the months following September 11th, the media was flooded
with reports and analysis. One full year later, in September, 2002,
then Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, appeared before the National
Press Club in Washington for the Secretary's traditional Back To School Address. His remarks entitled, Confronting Challenges To Change ,
credited teachers and educators with being the quiet heroes...on the
front lines...providing safety and security for students.
Glenn Busby reports. (5:47)