Research shows that learning is dependent upon students feeling safe and secure, so preventing and counteracting bullying should be a high priority for any school leader. Written by an experienced, award-winning principal with a proven track record of bully prevention, this book integrates the research and knowledge on effective school leadership with the research and knowledge for effective bullying prevention. James Dillon describes the five paradigm shifts a school principal needs to lead in order to develop the schoolwide will for bully prevention. This book: - Explains why most anti-bullying efforts fail; - Offers professional development strategies for equipping school staff to implement anti-bullying policies; - Includes information on how to assess and improve overall school climate; - Describes how to involve all members of the school community, including parents

The book also provides additional useful information such as how to deliver effective presentations to get buy-in from community members and staff, how to collect and analyze data, and sample forms, online video clips, and case studies. An essential tool for any school leader, No Place for Bullying provides more than just the policies and the forms to implement an anti-bullying program—it provides the tools for inspiring the cultural shift necessary to truly combat bullying in schools.

Leadership for a Change

Leadership for a change

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”

—Buddhist saying

“You can't connect the dots by looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will connect in your future.”

—Steve Jobs

Getting Started

I was fortunate to start my career as principal at a well-established, excellent school with very competent and professional teachers. Since I had been a special education teacher and never had my own elementary classroom, I was a little apprehensive about how I could help these teachers, who probably didn't need my help. I decided that, for my first year, I needed to listen, establish trusting relationships, and learn as much as I ...

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