Also known as Ability Awareness Project
Brenda Lana explains the challenges our teachers face to meet all the demands of running 35+ students in a class and addressing the issues our children have. As difficult as it is, as teachers and educators we need to not assume that all kids come into class with processing skills in place.
Did you know that 15 minutes after 9/11 the world's magnetic field completely spiked...Because the world's emotions joined together! We are more interconnected that we may think.
This video by Burger King shows how people, even adults have a hard time stepping up to defend a child getting bullied.
Science CAN proves how interconnected we are. This video by Heartmath shows how we can all collaborate in creating peace in the world.
As an educator/school staff, it is extremely important to know the correct way you may intervene to ensure everyone’s safety as well as promoting peaceful and respectful behaviors to create a positive and caring school environment.
What Does NOT Work
1. Group treatment for children who bully does not work because:
2. Simple, short-term solutions have been proved ineffective because:
3. Conflict resolution and peer mediation strategies send the wrong message because:
4. Zero tolerance policies do not help solve bullying because:
Addressing Bullying Behavior At School
1. Stop bullying on the spot
Take these steps:
Avoid these common mistakes:
Get police help or medical attention immediately if:
2. Find out what happened
Get the facts:
Determine if it is bullying:
3. Support the students involved
Support the students who are bullied:
Address the one who bullied:
Support bystanders who witness bullying by suggesting to:
*** If the one bullying is still enraged, you first need to calm him/her down. This is appropriate when no weapon in present. If the student has a weapon, you simply need to cooperate.
Techniques for de-escalating student behavior
Maintain control of yourself and your emotions
Communicate effectively nonverbally
The de-escalation discussion
This video has had over 175million views since 3 years ago. It reveals, so beautifully, the heart of a boy getting bullied and his prayers. "Hopeful" by Bars & Melody.
PLEASE WATCH OUR VIDEOS, BE THE CHANGE, AND TEACH OTHERS.
This short animation shows a bully in the making! Bullying is a learned behavior ... one child can teach it to another and the vicious cycle continues on.
Children sharing their painful stories of enduring bullying... a very informative video on bullying statistics making us realize how we can no longer afford to let this continue.
Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle schooler, is speaking out after an emotional Facebook video about being bullied. In the widely-shared video, he describes how fellow students poured milk on him and stuffed food in his clothes. Now, his mother is addressing backlash on social media. Mark Strassmann reports.
A beautiful animation about a boy who gets bullied. Look for the signs and help your youngster before it's too late.
Ms. Brenda Lana is the Owner and Executive Director of Pathfinders, a unique learning center based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She is certified as Dyslexia Remediation Specialist and has worked at the Orange County Department of Education as a Reading Resource Teacher in Special Education where she trained teachers in reading instruction and facilitated classroom instruction. She has spent the past several years studying the latest research about the brain and has been trained in specialized programs to retrain the brain and develop underlying skills.
It's so hard to know what your teenager is going through as you want to allow them to have a bit of independence. This heartbreaking video is a good reminder for all of us to keep talking to our teenagers, keep loving them, keep giving them words of affirmation to lead them towards their goals and passions before it's too late.
Does playing too much video games make you more aggressive? Does it increase bullying behavior? Super Teacher, Brenda Lana explains how balance is the key.
The statistics are all over the news and the internet. It's mind boggling to see a 10 year old committing suicide. There are pages and pages of similar stories and worst of all, bullying is on the rise. It is a serious problem and no one should take it lightly. Unfortunately, only 20-30% of children who have been bullied tell an adult and when they do, you need to be prepared to deal with it correctly. Bullying should not be a part of growing up and needs immediate attention. We need to learn everything there's to know about bullying to educate ourselves and be able to set a good example for others.
"When you know better you do better" Maya Angelou. To help stop bullying, we need to start with our own family, school and community. First and foremost, leading by example is the most affective way to teach our children anything we want them to learn. We should start by making a conscious effort to stop threatening, manipulating, hitting, ridiculing, belittling or hurting children, coworkers and anyone we interact with. If we want children to learn to deal with conflicts with respect and in a peaceful manner, we need to be willing to be respectful and talk out differences peacefully with the people around us. We need to invite diversity into our lives and treat everyone equally, with kindness and respect.
"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring & integrity, they think of you." H.J. Brown Jr.
Ms. Kelly McKinnon Bermingham, MA, BCBA, Director of Behavior Intervention at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Santa Ana, and owner/clinical director of Kelly McKinnon and Associates in San Juan Capistrano, California. Kelly McKinnon explains the importance of Ability Awareness Project and our responsibility as parents and educators to create a safe bully-free environment for our children.
Even though this is no laughing matter, this short segment by Comedy Central reveals the true reason of how bullied become bullies, how they think and the cycle of this never ending painful abuse.
As educators, your role in helping to identity, help and stop bullying is crucial. About half of children live with a single parent who are most likely juggling a busy daily schedule and may not have the time to provide daily guidance if their child is experiencing bullying at school. In some cases, you are the most important influence for a child that can help them heal their pain and get themselves out of a bullying situation.