Every year, our school's Crisis team gets retrained for using deescalation and proper holds. Since I am one of the special education teachers, I'm on the team, along with administration, other special education teachers, a kindergarten teacher, and most of the men in our building. There are always lots of kicking, punching, biting, hair pulling, and laughs.
Today was no different than any other year. We discuss problems we have had this year, practice the strategies, and laugh about kicking and biting our boss. Really, what other job is it okay to punch or pull your boss' hair?
As always, I get paired with one of the guys who is significatly taller than me to practice. Thank goodness we change partners after awhile. Then we have to yell, to use the element of surprise. For those of you who know me, you know I don't yell. I actually made it this year without our instructor making it his mission to make me yell. That was a relief!
Just a few pictures of my colleagues having fun putting me in a restraint.