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Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect : New Perspectives on Collaboration, Compassion, and Responsibility - Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin

Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect

New Perspectives on Collaboration, Compassion, and Responsibility


Published: 28th February 2009
For Ages: 18+ years old
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'The book gives excellent ways to empower children, help them solve their own issues, and give them real strategies that will help them deal with difficult situations in the future'-Elizabeth Barrett, Civics Teacher Clark County Schools, Winchester, KY

Create a safe learning environment so students can achieve!

Bullying is an ongoing concern for students, with as many as half reporting that they have faced aggression or harassment at some point. This updated edition of Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect provides the tools to successfully respond to bullying and other negative behaviours by creating an environment that discourages negative behaviour and encourages greater responsibility and respect.

The authors offer a comprehensive, therapeutic approach, complete with sample transcripts and activities. Instead of using punitive measures, which can model the very behaviours they are trying to eliminate, educators will discover how to establish a cooperative, caring environment and guide students in thinking about positive alternatives to misbehaviour. This new edition features:

- Updated research, including real-life examples of successful experiences - Additional case studies and a list of problem-solving questions - A new chapter on brain research and how children learn - An all-new section focusing on prevention methods

Empowering, enlightening, and practical, Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect is a necessary resource for teachers, administrators, and support staff dedicated to promoting respect, tolerance, and responsibility in their schools.

"This book is a well-organized, easy-to-understand resource to help teachers make appropriate accommodations for children displaying a variety of difficult behaviors." -- Kathryn Lohmeyer "Provides educators with positive and realistic approaches to help alleviate bullying and disrespect in schools." -- Melissa Amison "The book gives excellent ways to empower children, help them solve their own issues, and give them real strategies that will help them deal with difficult situations in the future." -- Elizabeth Barrett, Civics Teacher "The authors present respectful ways for dealing with bullying and disrespect, something that most educators, therapists, and parents will welcome." -- Virginia Miller, Counselor

About the Authors
Laying Foundations
How Problems Develop: A Frog Story and a Shift in Perspective
Lessons From This Story
Useful Options Are Also Eliminated
Does Everyone Have the Same Contextual Blocks?
Are Problems of Disrespect Inadvertently Supported?
Achievement at All Cost
Unraveling Assumptions: Educators' Roles and Students' Behaviors
The Effects of Myths and Assumptions
Common School Questions: New Ways of Thinking
Responding Effectively to Problems
A Fresh Attitude
Chipping Away at the Problem With a Powerful Tool: Externalization
Dealing Narratively With Disrespect and Bullying
A Narrative Response
Additional Options
Summary of the Practice of Externalizing
Common Questions About the Externalization Process
Being Respectful and Open to Students' Experiences
Defining Experience
Experience of School
Overlapping Experiences of the Problem
Addressing These Experiences
Making Changes Last for More Than a Week
The Dandelion Problem
Thinking Outside the Box
Multiple Selves: Who Is the Real Person?
Creating Stories Through Language
Mentally Filling the Blanks
Perspectives Create Stories
An Educator's Question: If Truths Don't Exist, How Do We Know Which Story to Trust?
Audience: You Are Who You Are Perceived to Be
The Thread of New Stories: Recapitulation
Reauthoring Alex's Journey
Common Teacher Questions: New Ways of Thinking
Applications and Examples: Success Stories of Overcoming Bullying and Disrespect
Listening to Students' Voices
Disrespect/Bullying Survey
Interviews: Walking in Students' Shoes
Cultivating Respect, Appreciation, and Tolerance in the School
Community and Diversity
Respect and Shedding Adultism
Teacher Question About Shedding Adultism
Dealing With Disrespect and Bullying in the Classroom: The Bugging Bug Project
A Review of the Narrative Ideas That Guide This Project
Externalizing the Problem
Building on Successes
Celebration of Knowledge and Expertise
Brief Summary of Classroom Facilitation Considerations
Working With Individual Students Around Bullying: Helping a Child Suffering From a "Bullying Spell"
A Problem-Dominated Identity
Rewriting the Story in a Vacuum
Rewriting the Story in the Community
A Past to the Preferred Story at School
A Past to the Preferred Stories at Home
Extending the Audience to the Preferred Story
Brain and Behaviors: How Young People Change and How Educators Can Help
The Visible Story
The Invisible Story
The Contextual Story
The Historical Story
Dead-End or Future Possibilities?
The Possible Future
Prevention: Scaffolding a Complex and Sound Culture of Respect
Creating a Partnership With Response-able Youth
Bubble Trouble
Lessons From This Story: The Beliefs
The People
The Relationship
Teacher Questions
Spotlight on Stories of Successful Prevention
"You're Ugly"
The Clipboard
Sign Language
The Violent Drawing
Girls' Meanness
The Brand New Atlas
Spotlight on a School With a Successful Prevention Model
Summary Table of Strategies
"Yes and" Exercise
Educators' Problem-Solving Questions
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ISBN: 9781412968546
ISBN-10: 1412968542
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th February 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised