“The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one's school and apply the information to improve an existing situation.”
—Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR
“This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning.”
—Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada
Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school
One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. From identifying unsupervised campus “hot spots” to intervening appropriately in the moment, this practical how-to guide will equip your staff members to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with: A 10-question “pulse check” to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening; Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle; Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate
School leaders are empowered to maintain safe schools. It is a team effort and this unique guidebook shows how to educate all staff members to transform your school's culture from passive to proactive.
- Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderism
- If We Do What We've Always Done, We'll Get What We've Always Gotten
- The Continuum to Action
- The Elephant in the Room
- Turning on the Lights
- Action: Pulse Check
- Chapter 1: The Team Approach to Safe Schools
- What Is a Safe Schools Team?
- Creating a Safe Schools Team in Your School
- Case Study: Who's on Your Team?
- Action: Making the Cut—Pick Your Safe Schools Team
- Section I: Pre-Bystanderism
- Chapter 2: Personal History Primes Perceptions
- Following the Path Backward
- A Friend and a Foe
- The Priming Problem
- Broadening the Path
- Case Study: Can You Spot the Bully?
- Action: Fact or Myth?
- Chapter 3: Good Intentions Can Get Lost
- The Kitty Genovese Story
- Good Samaritans: The Parable “from Jerusalem to Jericho”
- The Bystander Effect: What Affects the Bystander?
- Are Educational Professionals Good Samaritans?
- Case Study: What Do You See?
- Action: Identify Hot Spots
- Section II: Decision Making
- Chapter 4: Broken Culture: A Window of Opportunity
- Broken Windows from New York to Your School
- What Are Your “Broken Windows”?
- The Counterargument: What If It's Not the “Windows”?
- Case Study: What Is Your Line in the Sand?
- Action: Dotmocracy
- Chapter 5: Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable
- The 80–20 Rule
- Doing the Math
- More Math: The 2-by-10 Strategy
- Even More Math: The Multiplier Effect
- Can We Change Lives?
- Case Study: Whom Would You Choose?
- Action: Math, Math, and Even More Math
- Chapter 6: Supervision of Students
- Meeting Myles
- It's Never the “Wrong Place”
- Understanding the Responsibility of Supervision
- Case Study: Spot the Supervision Problem
- Action: Super Supervision
- Chapter 7: The Importance of Being Able to Say What You Mean
- What Is Mitigation?
- Opaqueness: The Real Cost of Lies Is That They Obscure the Truth
- Lessons from Korean Air
- Crucial Conversations: The Danger of Stories
- Case Study: What Would You Say?
- Action: A Common Language
- Chapter 8: Action at All Levels
- Satisfice Is Not Enough
- Enhanced Realities
- Case Study: Where Did Things Go Wrong?
- Action: Character Counts
- Section III: Post-Bystanderism
- Chapter 9: Closing the Circle of Communication
- Gen Xers Are Parents Now
- It Takes a Village
- The Apple and the Tree
- Case Study: Communicating with Stakeholders
- Action: Communication 101
- Final Thoughts
- Resource A: Creating a Culture of Action: Breaking the Bystander Cycle: Moving Education Professionals from Bystander to Intervener
- Resource B: Bullying and You: The Perspective of Educational Professionals
- Resource C: Definitions of the Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
- Resource D: Leet Speak Dictionary
- Corwin: A SAGE Company