Definition Bullying is a pattern of repeated behavior that is meant to hurt someone (physically, emotionally, or socially) and usually has an imbalance of power (physical or social) Bullying is a pattern of repeated behavior that is meant to hurt someone (physically, emotionally, or socially) and usually has an imbalance of power (physical or social)
What are some bully behaviors you have dealt with in your school? What are some bully behaviors you have dealt with in your school? How do boys and girls bully differently? How do boys and girls bully differently?
Bullying Behaviors (It’s not ok to…) 1. push, hit, hurt others physically, threaten, or intimidate. 2. tease in a hurtful way 3. join in laughing when someone else is making fun of someone Bullying in the Girls World by Diane Senn
4. exclude others from the group or activities. activities. 5. roll our eyes intending to hurt. 6. boss our friends, telling them what they can or cannot do. they can or cannot do. 7. control and manipulate others. 8. spread rumors about others 8. spread rumors about others. Bullying in the Girls World by Diane Senn
School Wide Initiatives Kick-offs/School Wide Bully Rules Class Meetings/Community Character Building Literature Lessons Commercials Mix-it up days RAK Community Building Activities School-wide bullying rules Other ideas????
Kick Off Ideas Fort (Name of School) School Wide Initiatives Bulletin Boards Expectations Bully Rules Posted Keeping it Alive Newscast Fort Harmony
Class Meetings The Leader in Me Class Agenda/Problem Solution Jar Use meetings to teach skills Building Community
Character Building Tom Jackson’s Books 180 Days of Character Assemblies Auto B Good Famous People of Character Tom Jackson
Commercials Student performed From “Bullying in the Girls World”
Mix it Up Days/RAK Lunch Recess Class Secret Pals
Classroom Guidance Where’s My Group Activity Introduction to bullying Empathy “Hey Little Ant” Wrinkle in your Heart Apps on iPad like “Sock Puppets” or “Make Beliefs Comix” Literature Lessons
My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig Stand Tall, Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell Just Kidding Bully Beans by Julia Cook First Day in Grapes by L. King Perez Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca Jones The Friendship Thief Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester Nobody Knew What to Do by Becky Ray McCain The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullying Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose
Individual Sessions “Out on a Limb” website Individual webisodes Using Literature Meaningful work (set them up with an individual in the building) Kill ‘em with kindness Sticky note counseling
Small Groups in Elementary Girls’ World Survival Divorce Incarcerated Parents Social Skills ADHD Anger Management Grief
Deciding which Groups to Conduct Surveys for parents, teachers and students Teacher, Parent, Administrator requests Similar issues Consistently being Brought to your Attention
Documentation Separate page for student summaries of each group which I write on at the end of each group. (in packet). I copy mine on blue paper to distinguish between group and individual sessions. These papers are kept in individual student’s folder which I keep from K-5 th grade. It’s interesting to see how the students grow and change with friendships, family dynamics, etc. each year.
How to Organize Groups I have a file folder holder on the back of my office door to Store materials. These are stored in the order Of the groups by day of the Week and time. At the end of each group I write individual notes and prepare for the following group by making copies, etc; then I place everything in the correct pocket for the next time.
Keeping Up with Group Sessions Remembering which group session you are teaching can be tricky. I organize by writing groups’ names on the board or making an animal and placing small objects above the animal to determine which group I’m teaching
FINALLY…The Groups! Girl World Survival
Body Image Play this body image video before the girls complete the heart project.
Rachel Crow’s “Mean Girls” r_detailpage&v=BbCwns4h73M r_detailpage&v=BbCwns4h73M Here’s another video that shows how Photoshop can be used to transform a person.
Divorce Groups Complete Group Counseling Program for Children of Divorce by Sylvia Margolin
Group Reminder Cards
What have you learned in group that will help you deal with your parents’ divorce? Give members sticky notes to write their responses. Let them choose as many notes as needed and place on white board.
Social Skills, Anger Management, ADHD
ADHD Group Visual
Upstander Videos Some other great resources…. 1. Pinterest.com 2. School Climate.org 3. You tube