When I think about bullying prevention month what comes to mind is often some sort of awareness activity – maybe students and staff wear shirts that say, “Stand Up to Bullying,” or red wristbands that represent putting a stop to bullying. These awareness-generating events are important and certainly have their place, but I feel that bullying prevention is a year-long endeavor that revolves around building a safe, caring, classroom community.
by Julia Cremin VariQuest is excited to open our blog to educators across the country who are interested in sharing their ideas, stories and opinions with our network of teachers, administrators and more. If you have something you would like to share, please let us know! Email your ideas to email@example.com. One way to address National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month is to educate students on what it means to be a bully, bystander, ally and friend. In my classroom, we dedicate time during the first few months of school to defining these terms and discussing why it is important to be an ally.
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