“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.

Supervision of Students

Supervision of students

Meeting Myles

I first heard Myles's story when his dad, Mike, came to speak at my school. That's not entirely true. I vaguely remember the story from the news coverage during my first year teaching. In truth, the story was barely a blip on my radar, except I remembered that workers were in the school to redo all the coat hooks in the hallways and bathrooms. I felt awful after I heard Mike speak for the first time; I realized then that something that had been nothing to me had been so incredibly heartbreaking and life changing for him. I felt like dirt and was almost embarrassed to look him in the eye and see the passion that he held so ...

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