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Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

May 2015 | 328 pages | Corwin

Tackle underlying issues to get to the root of bullying

By reframing bullying prevention, you can make significant progress in addressing the underlying issues causing bullying and aggression in your school. In this resource, James Dillon digs into the work that busy educators often have little time for: translating rich and insightful research on the dynamics of change into practical terms. He probes deeply into the issues and why they persist in our schools to promote meaningful conversation among school staff and parents. Inside you’ll find

  • Vignettes, analogies, and real-life examples along with tools that illustrate the benefits of using alternative methods to prevent bullying
  • Discussion on transforming the role of discipline to reframe bullying among teachers, administrators, and students
  • Key ideas and concepts summarized in easy-to-understand bullet points and charts
  • Guidance on how to establish a school climate that promotes empathy and compassion instead of fear

Reframing bullying prevention will allow competent and caring educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

About the Author
1. Bullying: From a Prank to an Outrage
2. The Frame Determines the Game
3. Bullying in the Frame/Game of Schools
4. How the Frame/Game Shapes Student Identity
5. The Promise of Reframing
6. Reframing Bullying Prevention: Building Community Spirit in Schools
7. Guidelines for Reframing Bullying Prevention
8. Heart Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention
9. “Who” Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention
10. “Do” Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention
11. Checklists for Reframing Bullying Prevention: Building Community Spirit in Schools
12. Questions and Answers

A worthy contribution to bullying prevention, with rich and concrete suggestions for creating an intervention-oriented curriculum for students.

Emily Bazelon
Author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy and New York Times Magazine staff writer

"With bullying in our schools intensifying and becoming a dangerous detriment to both the learning process and to the self-esteem of our students, this author provides sound strategies and realistic conversations that must become integral to the reduction and prevention of bullying in the schools."

Lori L. Grossman, Educational Consultant
Houston, Texas

"In an easy-to-read format, the author expresses what I have long sensed but had not yet encapsulated in my mind or articulated to myself.  As I read I found myself thinking, 'So true…So true.'  The author knows exactly what it is like to work within the school setting:  It shows in the author’s sense of humor and practical approach.  With his review and analysis of research in Social Psychology as a foundation, the author reframes the perception of bullying in our schools.  It makes great sense."

Gloria Avolio DePaul, School Counselor
School District of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida

"While the book focuses on bullying prevention, the reframing process will change much more! Following the author’s ideas has the potential to dramatically and positively reframe a school culture to match the needs of the 21st century learners and educators."

Scott A. Miller, Teacher
The American School of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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ISBN: 9781483365275

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