Bullying Prevention Curriculum
It's Time to Act, Units for Grades 3-5, 2009, $26 (in state) / $39 (out of state)
It's Time to React, Units for Grades 6-8, Grades 6-8, 2009, $26 (in state) / $39 (out of state)
Including two new lessons: Cyberbullying and Sorry
As we work to ensure a safe and secure school environment for all students, these publications focus on a critical issue that is a barrier to student success. Development of this second edition is part of an ongoing effort to address critical standards-based mental and emotional health curricula in schools. Additionally, resources in the appendices will assist school leaders in the development of well-written policies aimed at preventing and prohibiting bullying locally.
The National Education Association recently reported that bullying behavior has been identified as one of the major concerns in schools throughout the United States. Bullying may negatively impact a student's connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum, and their overall ability to learn. Bullying prevention is critical to building a school environment conducive to learning and where students feel safe at all times.
The Bullying Prevention Curriculum is an important resource for elementary and middle school teachers. Using an age-appropriate and multi-strategy approach, these publications explore the key knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to help develop a school free of bullying behavior. In the new second edition, students will explore topics such as:
- the friend who bullies
- strategies to respond to bullying behavior
- saying “you’re sorry” and effective restorative justice response
- building a bully-free school
- cyberbullying and electronic aggression in middle school
Real-life situations are outlined so students can practice communication skills that are effective in addressing bullying behavior. Included in this edition is the “Bully Bowl,” a fun and engaging activity in a game show format that lays the foundation for understanding the bullying behavior and relationships that the later lessons and learning is based on. In addition, sample assessments are included for students to demonstrate their increased knowledge, skills, and dispositions surrounding this key health and safety issue.
The curriculum, as well as the policy guidelines, involved the collaboration of many educators with a wide-range of experience. Establishing clear rules against bullying behavior and consistently and fairly enforcing those rules throughout the school are essential to a safe school environment.
These second editions of the Bullying Prevention Curriculum are invaluable tools for anyone working with elementary or middle school students.