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Why Bullying Programs Succeed or Fail

This is a poem written by Natalie, a high school student about bullying.

I used to get bullied, and
I didn’t know what to do
 I wouldn’t want to come to school
 I’d pretend I had the flu

But now things are so different
School’s a better place to be
Because of the peer mentors
And what they did for me.

Natalie is […]

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School Wide Discipline : What works?

School Wide Discipline:  What Works?

In an election year, it is important to acknowledge that for approximately 20 years, the Annual Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes toward the Public Schools has identified school wide discipline was one of the most serious problems facing the nation’s educational system.

Some teachers and administrators often agree with parents that […]

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Bullying Prevention: Life Lessons on Good and Evil

Bullying Prevention
As you may know, last month I attended a gathering of like minded individuals called Hero Camp. During the Hero Camp discussions, I kept reflecting on how school mirrors society and schools are a laboratory for life’s lessons. In particular, school campus provides us the microcosm of “evil”, played out as bullying, versus “good”, […]

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How Teachers Should Respond to Bullying

Setting the stage for responding to bullying:

First, it is important to acknowledge that students rarely bully victims in front of an adult. The chance of a teacher observing bullying is limited. Furthermore, research indicates that only 56% of students report that they have personally observed bullying at school. Therefore, since it is unlikely you will […]

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Bullying & Harassment : What Schools Can Do

The Department of Education and U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, have taken an unprecedented step forward on the issue of School Safety and specifically, on bullying and discriminatory harassment.

The Department of Education issued guidance to support educators in combating bullying in schools by clarifying when student bullying may violate federal education anti-discrimination laws and the […]

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Bullying Prevention: Is Empathy the Key?

Is Empathy the key to conquering bullying?
As I observed my class the first week of school, one child stood out. The incident happened on the third day of school.

Allie was a kindergarten student who learned that another child’s much-loved dog died. Most students sat silently, observing the pain in another student’s face as the tears […]

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