“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.
Action at All Levels
Action at All Levels
Satisfice Is Not Enough
Satisfactory will no longer suffice. Satisfice is a dangerous mind-set because it allows us to keep doing what we're doing without understanding the need to try something different. Recall this from the introduction: if we do what we've always done, we'll get what we've always gotten. Clearly, we need to think innovatively at both the school level and beyond. At a systematic level, educators need to think and act differently to remove the structural and attitudinal barriers from all levels of our education system.
The data collected via my research indicate that many educational professionals are unaware of the prevalence and location of bullying in their schools. This lack of awareness creates an opportunity for bullying ...