In today’s show, Ryan and Howie look at what we can learn from Disney and how they handle disasters. Howie and Ryan explore what Disney does to help keep guests safe as well as still enjoying their vacations. When planning a Disney vacation it’s hard to imagine that anything could possibly go wrong inside the “Disney Bubble,” but they do and because of Disney’s training and preparation, guests walk away with smiles on their faces even after hurricanes have blown through.
Howie and Ryan discuss resources for how to handle a crisis that occurs at school. While it is difficult to talk and imagine any of these horrible things happening at our schools, we definitely can agree with Disney that preparation is key to successfully being able to minimize the damage when something does occur at our schools.
Jerry Blumengarten provides one of the best resources we found for preparation for crisis plans and educational material involving education crises. His website http://cybraryman.com/disaster.html. Is a treasure trove of materials, resources and links.
Jerry’s site is an excellent resource for all educators and does a wonderful job gathering and organizing information that covers any disaster that you could imagine. We hope you never have to use any of these emergency action plans in real life but we do hope you find them useful in making sure you and your school building are prepared for whatever may come your way.