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on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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September 30, 2015

Encourage Upstanders, Not Bystanders

What Malcolm says he loves most about his school -- no bullying

How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community

Five simple strategies from restorative justice to non-violent communication that you can use today.

Action items for educators, parents, and school- and district-wide approaches

The BIG List of Bullying-Prevention Resources

Foster a culture of caring and respect in your school with these articles, planning guides, and lesson plans.

Middlebury ELL Curriculum

MRI imaging shows the physical harm done to the brain from bullying

What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

SPOILER ALERT: Long-term damage can occur to teenage brains when educators practice "tough love."

Classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

 VIDEO   See how successful SEL programs can develop empathy and connection in students.

Provide opportunities to listen and understand new perspectives

"Please Call Me Jason": Supporting Transgender Students

 COMMUNITY   How do you support a student's identity and encourage respect for all? Here's how one teacher is doing it.


Take your lessons to the next level

Prize: Epson DC-12 Document Camera ($599 value!)
Deadline: October 11, 2015

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