The Bully Proof Classroom

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS

10 Most Common Cyber Bullying Tactics

Tweet Cyber bullying is a term used to define recurrent and sustained verbal and/or physical attacks by one or more children towards another child who is unable or unwilling to deescalate the engagement using information and communication technology. Like classic bullying, cyber bullying is harmful, repeated and hostile behavior intended to deprecate and disparage a […]

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The Internet Predator – iPredator

Tweet For proactive parents who plan to practice & institute Internet safety, I’ve compiled my quick checklist & tips to help ensure all your bases are covered. The list provided is a quick injection of internet safety awareness. I hope my checklist helps insulate your child from abuse and leads to a safer and more […]

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Bitterness – Greed – Guilt – And Bullying

Tweet Bitterness The word is out.  Bullying will not be tolerated.  Schools, communities, and society have now drawn the line.  Students will be disciplined in school for it, employees and employers will be held accountable for acts of harassment and intimidation, and everyone must be on guard in terms of what they say and how […]

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Bullying Is Not Always About Weakness

Tweet Victims of Bullying get bullied for a variety of reasons. Weakness is only one of them.  People are bullied today for difference now more than ever. We would like to think that prejudice is yesterdays news; unfortunately it’s not.  The narrow minded bully comes in all shapes and sizes and operates in all venues […]

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Teaching Respect

Tweet Disrespect is really a symptom of a deeper problem going on within the mind of a child. Anger or guilt is at the root. Often teachers are not even aware that the child is angry but notice a change in their attitude, and are not sure where it is coming from. Rules and regulations […]

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Experiential Opinion

Tweet Opinion is opinion and we all have one. What forms these opinions is another story. Sometimes they are formed and almost appear to be judgment on a group or a method, or a habit or just an overall dislike for a person or an idea. These opinions are not based upon facts, but rather […]

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Liberty And Freedom

Tweet Liberty and freedom: synonymous? I don’t think so. We all have the liberty to do and say whatever we want. Good or bad. Oh, of course with consequences both good and bad as well. What we do with that liberty determines the amount of freedom we experience in the deep recesses of our mind […]

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Emotional Maturity

Tweet Many years ago I had a friend whose son was getting ready to go off to his freshman year of college. We drove him up to Dartmouth. Her intention was to stay up there for three days to help him with the adjustment and get settled. During the five hour car ride there, he […]

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Society Has Lost It’s Wisdom

Tweet Parents need to teach their kids everything. There are no assumptions in this world;  None. Society has lost it’s focus and believes that children will learn about  money, friendships, relationships, and marriage on their own. We are so caught up telling our kids what not to do that we have forgotten that we have […]

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The First R Of Academic Success: Respect

Tweet I was driving in my car one day and was staring at the five bumper stickers that were on the car in front of me. One of the bumper stickers made a lot of sense, it said, “If you can read this thank a teacher.” I never had to be reminded of this when […]

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