After watching the video assigned, what was your reaction? What stood out as significant information to you? Let's talk about it!
I'm reading some very interesting things so far. First of all, I wonder what folks think about the practice of making students apologize to one another. Does it foster sincere feelings?
Also, one of the common themes is the frustration we feel as educators in helping students feel we really are taking their concerns seriously. We want to be heard--- we want our students to feel heard as well.
Another "theme" I am seeing is that you have many experiences with students who say "We were just joking around" when asked about bullying behavior. What can we do to make students more aware of their own impact on others if, indeed, they really are just joking?
I appreciate so much the comments so far. Keep them coming!! The only way to Banish Bullying is to face it head-on!!