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“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 ...
Chapter 4: Broken Culture: A Window of Opportunity
Broken Culture: A Window of Opportunity
Broken Windows from New York to Your School
Learning about the Kitty Genovese story and the research conducted by Darley and Latane was my first “Aha!” moment, when I realized that bystanderism exists outside school. Learning about the idea of Broken Windows turned out to be my second.
That techniques used to influence society at large, through small yet tangible actions, could be effective within schools should have been obvious, but I had not given it any thought. I did understand that if you follow the rules, you don't get into trouble. Being a type-A good girl, I had always followed the rules and as a result had never dealt with the police. My behaviors had ...