Bullying Prevention Resources
||Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm. Use this selection of articles, literature guides, and related resources to raise awareness of this dangerous behavior, which can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom. These resources will help students, teachers, and parents initiate an open dialogue about this widespread problem during Bullying Prevention Month (October) or any time of the year.
- Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
A primer on new technology that students may be introducing to the classroom to cheat, bully, or harm others. Find tips on how to determine when your students are misusing or abusing technology, such as cell phones or social networking sites.
- Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
New media technology — cell phones, PDAs, and computers — has given rise to a new form of bullying called cyberbullying. Learn about cyberbullying and find out how to fight back when children are threatened.
Teaching Guides to Literature about Bullies
- Think Twice, Play Nice: Using the Power of Children's Literature to Take a Stand Against Bullying
One in three children has been bullied; use the power of children's literature to take a stand against bullying! Think Twice, Play Nice is an anti-bullying resource for teachers, librarians, educators, and students. The books suggested in this guide range from picture books to young adult novels. They feature thought-provoking plots and unforgettable characters that will facilitate classroom discussions about the roles we can all play to reduce bullying and its negative influence on building community.
- Discussion Guide to Bystander
Lead a serious classroom discussion about bullying, cyber-bullying, and "the bystander effect" with the discussion questions in this guide to Bystander by James Preller. The realistic moral and ethical dilemmas faced by characters in the story make this book a great addition to middle school anti-bullying programs.
- Educator's Guide to the World of Patricia Polacco
Use this guide to launch an author study unit or focus on Patricia Polacco's books individually. Several of her books can be used to teach students about bullying. This printable guide includes curriculum connections, discussion questions, and classroom activities.
Resources for Parents
- Stop Bullying Now! Campaign
Games, cartoons, and tips teach kids about bullying and what they can do to stop it. This site also has resources for parents on bullying awareness, prevention and intervention.
- Social & Emotional Issues - Teacher Resources
Help develop your students' social skills, emotional skills, and quality of character. These printables, lessons, and other resources will supply guidelines and advice for addressing social and emotional issues.
- Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions
Talk with your students about their feelings and emotions, with help from our most popular resources. Whether the topic is violence, death, or prejudice, we the lessons and printables you're looking for.
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Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
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May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Children's Book Week (5/13-19), Biographers Day (5/16), and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.