The New Bully Free Classroom®: Proven Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Teachers K-8

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Stop bullying in its tracks and promote a sense of belonging in all students. This update takes a closer look at what bullying is, places renewed emphasis on the role (and power) of bystanders, presents a range of new examples and scenarios, and more thoroughly addresses the issues of cyberbullying—including specific technologies, such as Facebook and texting. Readers will find support for teachers, counselors, and supervisors, including ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation for preservice and in-service ...
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Overview


Stop bullying in its tracks and promote a sense of belonging in all students. This update takes a closer look at what bullying is, places renewed emphasis on the role (and power) of bystanders, presents a range of new examples and scenarios, and more thoroughly addresses the issues of cyberbullying—including specific technologies, such as Facebook and texting. Readers will find support for teachers, counselors, and supervisors, including ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation for preservice and in-service training. Digital content includes PowerPoint presentation and all reproducible forms, surveys, handouts, and letters to parents and caregivers found in the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575423821
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Bully Free Classroom®
  • Edition description: Book with CD-Rom
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 814,254
  • Age range: 5 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., is a former classroom teacher and university administrator. He develops bullying prevention programs for schools and is a highly sought-after speaker on the topic. He has presented keynote addresses, presentations, and workshops to school districts, organizations, colleges, students, parents, medical personnel, and law enforcement officers throughout the United States. Hi down-to-earth speaking style, inspirational stories, and practical strategies appeal to audiences everywhere. He also offers expert support to those who deal with school violence. Allan and his wife live in Murray, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

List of Reproducible Pages
Preface
Introduction
Facts About Bullying

Section 1. Create a Positive Classroom
Expose the Myths
Define Bullying
Build Acceptance
Talk About Bullying
Share Facts About Bullying
Name Bullying Behaviors
Share Stories About Bullying
Take a Survey
Elementary Student Survey
Middle School Student SurveySet Rules
Establish Clear Technology and Social Networking Policies
Understand and Prevent CyberbullyingBuild Awareness About Relational Bullying
Designate Your Classroom Bully Free
Encourage Telling, Not Tattling
Teach Anger Management Skills
Promote Structured Activities
Provide Supervision
Keep Grades Private
Use Quotations as Teaching Tools
Set and Review Weekly Goals
Assign Related Reading
Explore the Lives of Famous Peacemakers
Teach Peer Mediation Skills to Prevent Bullying
Change Seating Assignments
Say Cheese!
Teach Students About Gangs, Hate Groups, and Cults
Track Bullying on TV
Affirm Your Students
Assess the Week
Wear “No Bullying” Buttons
Teach Positive Self-Talk
Use Humor
Get Students Involved in Service
Monitor the Messages You Send

Section 2. Empower Bystanders to Become Allies
Help Bystanders Understand Their Role
Help Bystanders Develop Empathy
Teach Bystanders Skills
Respond Effectively to Reports of Bullying
Intervene Immediately When You Witness Bullying
Teach Friendship Skills
Break the Code of Silence
Welcome New Students
Explore Expectations
Learn More About Your Students
Identify Role Models
Mobilize Bystanders
Explore Ways to Deal with Bullies
Use a Notes-to-the-Teacher Box
Build Empathy
Help Students Accept Their Differences
Reward Cooperation
Encourage Random Acts of Kindness
Teach Students to Use “I Messages”
Teach Assertiveness Skills
Get Students Involved in Groups
Promote Teamwork
Work Together to Solve a Problem
Build Understanding
Set Up a Peace Place
Teach Students to Affirm Themselves
Teach Students to Affirm Each Other

Section 3. Help Targets of Bullying
Be Alert
Identify Targets or Potential Targets
Talk with Other Teachers and Staff
Examine Your Own Beliefs
Act Immediately
Special Section: On-the-Spot Responding
Be a Good Listener
Send a Clear Message
Provide Counseling
Empower Parents
Encourage a Positive Attitude
Build Students’ Self-Esteem
Teach Positive Visualization
Play a “Positive Self-Talk” Game
See Your Classroom Through Your Students’ Eyes
Be Aware of Cliques
Share Tips for Staying Bully Free
Teach Cyberbullying Awareness and Defense
Strategies
Try the Method of Shared ConcernTry the No Blame Approach
Encourage Strong Family Relationships
Encourage Relationships with Other Adults
Provide Safe Havens
Play “What If?”
Equalize the Power
Give Them Opportunities to Shine
Have Students Keep Journals
Teach Planning Skills
Teach Power Skills
Protect Yourself

Section 4. Help Those Who Bully
Catch Them in the Act
Have Compassion
Identify Bullies or Potential Bullies
Never Bully Those Who Bully
Have Clear Consequences in Place
Change Their Thinking
Communicate with Parents
Get Parents Together
Keep the Focus on Behavior
Teach Students to Monitor Their Own Behavior
Provide Counseling
Get Other Students Involved
Use Restorative Justice
Set Up a Bully Court
Help Students Identify and Pursue Their Interests
Teach Leadership Skills
Help Students Find Mentors
Learn More About Your Students
Campaign Against Bullying
Help Students Manage Their Anger
Get Older Students Involved
Use “Stop and Think”
Give Students Meaningful Responsibilities
Teach Them to “Talk Sense to Themselves”
Compile Behavior Profiles
Teach Positive Ways to Feel Powerful
Try Critical Questioning
Provide a Place for Students to Go
Start a Club
Help Students Understand Why They Bully Others
Help Students Stop Bullying

Resources
Books for Adults
Books for Children
Videos
Other Materials
Organizations
Websites

Bonus Material on CD-ROM
Overview of Bullying: Stop the Pain and Violence
(PowerPoint Presentation)

Index
About the Author

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