Tips for Administrators to Address Bullying. Bullying is one of the most serious issues facing educational institutions today.
It can lead to school violence, a more negative school climate, and potential legal actions from parents. As a school administrator, you have the opportunity to address school bullying on all levels of a student's experience. By leading your school or district in bullying prevention efforts, you can help create a safer, more positive learning environment. 1. Focus on the social environment of the school. To reduce bullying, it is important to change the climate of the school and the social norms with regard to bullying. 2. Adults are not always very good at estimating the nature and extent of bullying at their school. Hrsa guide school administrators 508. For School Administrators Steps to Address Bullying at Your School. Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents. Updated 10/2013 Approximately 32 percent of students report being bullied at school.
Bullied students are more likely to take a weapon to school, get involved in physical fights, and suffer from anxiety and depression, health problems, and mental health problems. They suffer academically (especially high-achieving black and Latino students). And research suggests that schools where students report a more severe bullying climate score worse on standardized assessments than schools with a better climate. This is all common sense to educators. But especially given that commitment to student safety, why do so many children experience bullying?
In Principal magazine, elementary principal, now retired, James Dillon writes that in bullying prevention trainings, he asks participants to choose the one group they believe is most responsible for addressing school violence and bullying: parents, students, school, or community. Five Tips to Help Principals Prevent Bullying The Bottom Line. For School Administrators Steps to Address Bullying at Your School.
BPAdminGuide2013. Bullying of Teachers Pervasive in Many Schools. Workplace bullying is on the rise.
About a third of American workers have been impacted by bullying in the workplace, either as a target or as witness to abusive behavior against a co-worker. Unfortunately, it’s even more prevalent in the field of education. In a recent survey of medium-sized school districts, 25 percent of employees reported that they had been bullied. The bullying of teachers has become a serious problem. A teacher from Augusta, Maine, was so traumatized by her principal and superintendent that she didn’t want her name or school mentioned, but wanted to share her story because she believes the pervasive problem of workplace bullying has gone on unchecked for too long. “I am sufficiently frightened enough by my former employers to fear that maybe they could still hurt me,” she says. After the Augusta educator resisted being transferred to a new school and new grade level, she began to be scrutinized by her administrators.
Dr. Ken Shore: Bullying Behavior. [content block] Dr.
Ken Shore's Classroom Problem Solver Bullying is a serious and pervasive problem in our schools. Surveys indicate that 15 to 20 percent of children are bullied in school at some point. Bullying also can affect those students who witness the incidents -- the bystanders. Despite the pervasiveness and potential seriousness of bullying, it is a problem that often escapes detection by teachers. It is critical that teachers be on the lookout for signs of bullying. Anxiety in class. This column describes strategies teachers can use to deal with bullying in the classroom. For information on Dr. Act immediately if you observe or hear of bullying taking place. Talk privately with the bully. Keep in mind that the purpose of disciplining the bully is to deter her aggressive actions not to humiliate or embarrass her. Dont neglect the victim. Harvard study says soda tax would have health benefit if implemented in Baltimore. A tax on soda and other sugary drinks in Baltimore could help reduce diabetes and obesity in the city, while generating $25.6 million for health programs, researchers at Harvard's school of public health reported Wednesday.
The researchers, who looked at the impact of an excise tax on sugary beverages on 15 major cities, said all would see significant health and economic benefits. The study was commissioned by Healthy Food America, an advocacy group that promotes such taxes. "We are hoping that by showing the potential significance of this, more people will consider a tax in their communities," said Jim Krieger, executive director of Healthy Food America. The study drew criticism from the beverage and retail industries, which have lobbied against such taxes. Taxes on sugary drinks in Arkansas, West Virginia and elsewhere have had little impact on health, said Ellen Valentino, executive vice president of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C.