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Broc Kundert Christopher Faull Gabrielle Ethier Joe Vogt
Service Winnebago Middle School Winnebago, IL 61088 Contacted by ○ James Burns Principal Interested in: -Bullying -School climate -Unmotivated learners
More Concerns Patrick Brûlé Asst. Principal Interested in ○ locations of bullying ○ student & staff perceptions of bullying ○ Ways to improve the problem ○ Student & staff perceptions of school climate
Statement of the Problem Unmotivated Students Identifying causes Techniques to counteract these causes and motivate all students School Climate Student & Teacher perceptions Identifying the school’s current climate Programs to improve school climate
Statement of the Problem ( cont ) Bullying Identify ○ “hot spots” ○ Targets ○ Bullies Programs to reduce bullying Provide resources for each of these areas of concern
The identification, minimization, and the prevention of bullying is of vital interest to all school systems and the community that surrounds them.
Hulya Kartal and Asude Bilgin analyze the perceptions of safety in locations of school grounds by comparing teachers and students. This is a short extract of Figure 5 from their article, “Bullying and School Climate from the Aspects of the Students and Teachers”: Places Where Bullying Happens “…the school building, on the school grounds, or on a school bus.”
Recess Perceived as a student break from learning Critical foundation for building: ○ social concepts ○ Peer relationships ○ Problem solving ○ Participation in physical activities
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) By Nancy M. Bowllan Discusses school-wide bullying prevention programs Involves: Teacher questionnaire to assess perspective on the problem Biweekly to monthly on-site consultation Ongoing teacher and support staff team discussions School-wide launch assembly Posting of school rules in all classrooms Increased supervision in “hot spots” System of positive reinforcement and disciplinary processes
Resources Bowllan, Nancy M. “Implementation and Evaluation of a Comprehensive, School-wide Bullying Prevention Program in an Urban/Suburban Middle School.” American School Health Association. 2011. Kartal, H. & Bilgin, A. “Bullying and school climate from the aspects of the students and teachers.” Egitim Arastirmalari- Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 36, 209-226. 2009. Leff, Stephen S. “Assessing the Climate of the Playground and Lunchroom: Implications for Bullying Prevention Programming.” School Psychology Review, Volume 32, No. 3, pp. 418-430, 2003. Meyer-Adams, Nancy & Conner, Bradley T. “School Violence: Bullying Behaviors and the Psychosocial School Environment in Middle Schools.” National Association of Social Workers. 2009.
Resources National School Climate Center http://www.schoolclimate.org/index.php National School Climate Council http://nscc.csee.net/aboutnscc/council.aspx National Association of Independent Schools http://www.nais.org/