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ERIC Number: EJ792047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Build a Bully-Free Classroom
Instructor, v115 n1 p33-35 Aug 2005
For most teachers, more important than supplies and a spacious classroom is a happy learning environment in which each child feels welcome and safe. That is why it is so dismaying that according to one recent study, 43% of students worry about going to the restroom for fear of encountering a bully. The same study reported that a child is bullied every seven minutes. Bullying expert Carol S. McMullen says teachers must look at it as a "bully-proofing puzzle," in which each developmental piece--problem-solving, recognizing and using personal strengths, and building interpersonal skills--is a crucial part of strengthening community. McMullen adds that teachers can not confront bullying on their own: "Everyone in the school community needs to know the language, expectations about behavior, and consequences of bullying." This article shares McMullen's strategies for "bully-proofing" one's classroom, including tips for teaching kids how to ask for help.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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