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No More Bystanders = No More Bullies : Activating Action in Educational Professionals - Shona Anderson

No More Bystanders = No More Bullies

Activating Action in Educational Professionals

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2011
ISBN: 9781412990967
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

The book is organized around a 7 stage model that leads educators from bystander to proactive decision maker in order to recognize and reduce bullying.
Each chapter finishes with an action section which will guide the reader in a step-by-step format of what they can do in their own educational setting to start to create changes to current practice. These complete activities include warm up, main, exit, extension, and follow-up activities.
The author offers a 10 question pulse check at the end of the introduction to allow readers to jump to the section of the book that targets the weaknesses on which they want to focus.

"This book offers specific, concrete ways to assess a school's current practices and implement practical strategies tailored to specific schools." -- Melanie Mares, Academic Coach
"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
"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
"This excellent resource gives teachers and administrators the strategies they need to move out of the role of bystander and improve school culture." -- Janice Nicholls, Principal

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Authorp. xvii
Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderismp. 1
If We Do What We've Always Done, We'll Get What We've Always Gottenp. 1
The Continuum to Actionp. 4
The Elephant in the Roomp. 6
Turning On the Lightsp. 12
Action: Pulse Checkp. 12
The Team Approach to Safe Schoolsp. 15
What Is a Safe Schools Team?p. 15
Creating a Safe Schools Team in Your Schoolp. 16
Case Study: Who's on your team?p. 18
Action: Making the Cut-Pick your safe schools teamp. 20
Pre-Bystanderismp. 21
Personal History Primes Perceptionsp. 23
Following the Path Backwardp. 23
A Friend and a Foep. 24
The Priming Problemp. 28
Broadening the Pathp. 34
Case Study: Can you spot the bully?p. 35
Action: Fact or Myth?p. 36
Good Intentions Can Get Lostp. 39
The Kitty Genovese Storyp. 39
Good Samaritans: The Parable ôFrom Jerusalem to Jerichoôp. 42
The Bystander Effect: What affects the bystander?p. 46
Are Educational Professionals Good Samaritans?p. 48
Case Study: What do you see?p. 49
Action: Identify hot spotsp. 50
Decision Makingp. 53
Broken Culture: A Window of Opportunityp. 55
Broken Windows from New York to Your Schoolp. 55
What Are Your ôBroken Windowsö?p. 57
The Counterargument: What if it's not the ôwindowsö?p. 60
Case Study: What is your line in the sand?p. 62
Action: Dotmocracyp. 64
Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageablep. 67
The 80-20 Rulep. 67
Doing the Mathp. 68
More Math: The 2-by-10 Strategyp. 71
Even More Math: The Multiplier Effectp. 73
Can We Change Lives?p. 73
Case Study: Whom would you choose?p. 74
Action: Math, Math, and Even More Mathp. 76
Supervision or Studentsp. 77
Meeting Mylesp. 77
It's Never the ôWrong Placeöp. 79
Understanding the Responsibility of Supervisionp. 81
Case Study: Spot the supervision problemp. 85
Action: Super Supervisionp. 86
The Importance of Being Able to Say What You Meanp. 89
What Is Mitigation?p. 89
Opaqueness: The real cost of lies is that they obscure the truthp. 89
Lessons from Korean Airp. 90
Crucial Conversations: The Danger of Storiesp. 92
Case Study: What would you say?p. 94
Action: A Common Languagep. 95
Action at All Levelsp. 97
Satisfice Is Not Enoughp. 97
Enhanced Realitiesp. 104
Case Study: Where did things go wrong?p. 105
Action: Character Countsp. 105
Post-Bystanderismp. 107
Closing the Circle of Communicationp. 109
Gen Xers Are Parents Nowp. 109
It Takes a Villagep. 110
The Apple and the Treep. 111
Case Study: Communicating With Stakeholdersp. 111
Action: Communication 101p. 112
Final Thoughtsp. 115
How to Intervene Actively in Bullying Episodes in Three Minutes or Lessp. 116
Creating a Culture of Action-Breaking the Bystander Cycle: Moving Education Professionals from Bystander to Intervener (2008 Article)p. 119
Bullying and You: The Perspective of Educational Professionals (Survey)p. 127
Definitions of the Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystanderp. 135
Leet Speak Dictionaryp. 139
Referencesp. 141
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9781412990967
ISBN-10: 1412990963
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 2nd March 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.36