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Things Every Teacher Should Know About Bullying

I’ve written about bullying before, but this is obviously something that does not go away easily, and when I came across this eye-opening infographic from USC’s Master of Arts in Teaching, I felt compelled to share.

In an effort to support this year’s Bullying Awareness Week theme, the infographic below, “School Bullying Outbreak” shares facts about the methods, consequences and preventative measures related to bullies and bullied victims in schools.

Some stats that really caught my eye were:

  • Children who bully by age 8 are 4 times as likely to have a criminal record by age 30.
  • 81% of bullying acts aren’t reported to adults.
  • 1 out of 4 kids are bullied every month in the US.

All in all, the numbers are shocking and the acts are unacceptable.

Things to remind students to do when they are around bullies…

  • Speak up against bullying. Say something like, “stop it.”
  • Walk away. Act like you do not care, even if you really do.
  • Tell an adult you trust. They may have ideas about what you can do.
  • Stick together. Staying with a group might help.

Things to remember…

  • You are not alone.
  • It is not your fault. Nobody should be bullied!
  • Talk to someone you trust.
  • Do not hurt yourself.
  • Do not bully back. Do not bully anyone else.
  • Do not let the bully win.  Keep doing what you love to do.

Suggestions from stopbullying.gov


Khan Academy

If you haven’t visited the Khan Academy or used the videos to help enhance your math lessons, watch this recent Ted Talks video.

The idea that Salman Kahn discusses about flipping the classroom is fascinating and echoes ideas that Alan November mentioned when he came to our school last fall.

Two Questions That Can Change Your Life

Daniel Pink is the author of the best selling books Drive, and A Whole New Mind. This is a great little video about 2 simple questions that you can ask yourself. 2 questions that can change your life and make you a better person.

So… Are you better today than you were yesterday? What’s your sentence? Choosing your sentence is an epic question; one that is not easily answered. Try doing this activity with your students and having them write about it. You’ll be amazed at what they come up with.

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