The net effect of the impending transfer was to inspire in the faculty a love for their circle of teachers, anger at the perceived injustice that they should bear the brunt of sacrifice in the turnaround, and an urgency to wax nostalgic for the school's better days. To be fair, better to label their response as fear than as love. Of the three reptilian-brain responses to fear--fight, flight, and freeze--I saw most evidence of freezing. It was nearly impossible to generate any meaningful engagement by the bulk of teachers. They went into a state of playing possum instead, waiting it out to see if this transfer threat was real.