Content tagged with: bullying

Combatting Social Isolation: It Starts With Hello

Students and teacher walking in school hallway

Start With Hello Call-to-Action Week: February 8 – 12, 2016 At every school and in every community there are children who feel like they have no friends and quietly suffer through each day – especially at lunchtime, recess and other moments where friends gather together.

Education Support Professionals – The True MVPs in Bullying Prevention

Recently, I was honored to present to 350 Utah education support professionals (classified school staff) on bullying prevention. These workers truly are the eyes and ears of the school, but unfortunately are considered the “Rodney Dangerfields” of our schools because “They Don’t Get No Respect.” It is clear from a 2010 NEA nationwide survey of… Read more »

5 Ways to Make this School Year a Safe One

You’re in the midst of returning to school, adjusting to new schedules, learning new names and faces, and gearing up to make an impact. You’re prepared…you’ve got this! But when it comes to school and student safety, you can never be too prepared.

School and Community Safety

The safety of your students and fellow educators is important to you — and to us. We know that schools can face a variety of challenges, like violence, bullying and natural disasters. You probably do drills at your school to prepare for a crisis, should one happen. But is it enough? As a school employee,… Read more »

Bullying Prevention Leads to Positive Outcomes in Schools

Bullying hurts

According to Patty O’Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education, “Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it.”