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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 5: Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable
Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable
The 80–20 Rule
As an educator, I struggle to understand why things are not getting better in schools despite 30 years of knowing what bullying is. What I have found is that each time I look outside of the silo of education to some other social sciences or behavioral economics idea, my understanding of how to tackle the problems within schools grows. When I started to layer each of my new learnings, my understanding of how to motivate my staff and educate them toward action grew. The bystander effect allowed me understand that bystanderism is not just a school problem, and when I looked at it through the theory of Broken Windows, I began to understand how ...