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Educator and author Mara Sapon-Shevin offers strategies and ideas to help students become allies -- people who stand with or for others.
Students learn how to effectively deal with bullying by participating in literature response groups and writing about when they experienced a similar situation or emotion as a fictional character.
This is the third lesson of the series “Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers,” which is designed to help students think about the importance of standing up for what they believe in despite both external and internal obstacles.
Based on data gathered from students, Saint Philips School has identified specific areas in which they need to improve their response to bullying among students. Working with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Saint Philips faculty created a rubric for their school defining types and levels of bullying and their associated consequences. During their Anti-Bully Kickoff day, teachers and students work together to define bullying and clearly establish expectations and consequences in an effort to prevent instances of bullying at the school. Activities include class meetings, posting and discussing rules and working in groups across grade levels to illustrate and discuss bullying and identify ways for students to support one another in addressing this important topic.
This lesson aims to introduce students at the top of the K-12 ladder to the concept of Design Thinking via Common Core Literacy Standards recently introduced
When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.
Bullying is a widespread problem among our schools and communities that can lead to increased fighting and violent futures for both the victims and bullies themselves. How can youth change these statistics and contribute to a positive school environment?
Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.
This is the fourth lesson of the series “Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers,” which is designed to help students think about the importance of standing up for what they believe in despite both external and internal obstacles.
Students read and discuss literature about intolerance and diversity. They work with a partner to write two-voice poems that illustrate situations of intolerance at their school and suggest a step toward acceptance.
This lesson reminds students that they, too, make choices about whether to stand aside—or stand up—when someone else is being maligned, bullied or harassed. In standing up, we honor not only the other person’s humanity, but also our own.
Students begin by exploring relevant vocabulary words. They then view a video about Jaylen Arnold, a young boy with Tourette syndrome, and how he has overcome bullying by children who did not understand his condition. Students will discuss Jaylen’s story and create posters to help communicate his message. They will then develop guidelines for how they can celebrate diversity and reduce bullying and share these guidelines with other classrooms.
This is a great resource by PBS Kids. It is an interactive comic book of "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" about Arthur and his friends. Arthur teases a friend about a new sweater, but goes to far. She asks him to stop and he doesn't, so she tells the teacher. The teacher tells him to write an apology and he writes a terrible apology that makes his friends even more upset with him. The story has multiple endings so students can try out different decisions. Goes well with the definition of bullying and what to do if you are being bullied...or if someone accuses you of bullying. Could also be used with understanding that people might exhibit bullying behavior but that doesn't define who they are "A Bully" for life.
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan