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K-12 CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSON: SAY NO TO BULLIES!SHOWING RESPECT & CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Lesson Topic and Goals•Respect and Conflict Resolution•This program will be implemented to address the needs of all kindergarten to fifth grade students-This presentation will focus on Third grade students•The overarching goal of this program is to address ways in which students can show respect and be able to process & resolve conflicts with others
•Think back to when you were in school and reflect (without sharing with others) whether you were involved in any bullying incidents, either as someone who was targeted, as someone who did some bullying, or as a bystander. •Leave your hands up if you told an adult•Leave your hands up if you intervened in a way that was useful•Raise your hand if you would like to share what adults did that was useful•How many of the bullying situations had to do with someone's identity, for example their race or skin color, gender, social class, sexual orientation, or ability? •Is anyone comfortable sharing their example? •What does this mean that we didn't have adults that intervened? •Alternately: What's the message or messages that stand out to you from doing this activity?(Nixon & Davis, 2010, p.1)ICE BREAKER: A REFLECTION ON EXPERIENCES WITH BULLYINGLevel: Educators or Parents/Guardians Length of time: 10 minutes
Most of us know how harmful bullying is, but most of us have not seen good modeling for intervening so it is not surprising that this is challenging. Also, much of the unhelpful advice was based on beliefs that are not helpful, such as “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” We all want to intervene in a way that will be helpful for students. Sometimes that means practicing new strategies and unlearning old messages. This is why it is so important to have these conversations and listen to what students tell us.