ERIC Number: ED495535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-20
Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect, Grades K-8. Best Practices and Successful Strategies
Beaudoin, Marie-Nathalie; Taylor, Maureen E.
Even in elementary school, students suffer from bullying and harassment at the hands of other students. Often, educators resort to using stricter forms of behavior modification to stop bullying. But usually this fails to solve the problem while threatening the student-teacher relationship. Chosen by the National Bullying Prevention Campaign for inclusion in their Bullying Prevention Resources Kit, Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect, Grades K-8 combines therapeutic knowledge with day-to-day educational experience to provide a comprehensive approach to a vast array of behavior-related problems. Authors Beaudoin and Taylor have interviewed and worked with hundreds of students and tested their strategies in more than 25 schools. This book includes numerous easy-to-implement activities along with programs and curricula appropriate for working with individual students, classes, and whole schools. Written in a clear and practical way, this accessible resource includes: (1) A whole program of practices and easily adaptable classroom activities; (2) Excerpts from interviews and conversations; (3) Reflective and frequently asked questions; (4) Examples of student work; and (5) Tutorials, exercises, and a glossary. By linking narrative and social constructionist ideas to educational realities, this indispensable guidebook provides functional strategies that promote respect, responsibility, and tolerance in students. The authors take into account the interaction of many larger contributing factors and examine how they are experienced in the unique context of students' lives. Essential reading for teachers and principals in elementary and middle schools, this innovative text also offers authoritative guidance to counselors and school psychologists working with students in grades K-8. Following the Introduction, Acknowledgments and About the Authors this book contains two parts: (1) Laying Foundations; and (2) Applications and Examples: Success Stories of Overcoming Bullying and Disrespect . A Conclusion is included.
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Prevention, Class Activities, Behavior Modification, School Psychologists, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Experience, Bullying, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Guides, Constructivism (Learning), Social Development, Elementary Schools, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Student Role, Teacher Role, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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