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No More Bystanders = No More Bullies: Activating Action in Educational Professionals

by Shona Anderson Corwin Press
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Pbk 176 pages
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
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Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school

One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. From identifying unsupervised campus ''hot spots'' to intervening appropriately in the moment, this practical how-to guide will equip your staff members to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with:

•A 10-question ''pulse check'' to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening
•Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle
•Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate

School leaders are empowered to maintain safe schools. It is a team effort and this unique guidebook shows how to educate all staff members to transform your school's culture from passive to proactive.

•The book is organized around a 7 stage model that leads educators from bystander to proactive decision maker in order to recognize and reduce bullying.
•Each chapter finishes with an “action” section which will guide the reader in a step-by-step format of what they can do in their own educational setting to start to create changes to current practice. These complete activities include warm up, main, exit, extension, and follow-up activities.
•The author offers a 10 question “pulse check” at the end of the introduction to allow readers to jump to the section of the book that targets the weaknesses on which they want to focus.

Acknowledgments About the Author Preface Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderism The Elephant in the Room The Continuum to Action If We Do What We ve Always Done- We ll Get What We ve Always Got Turning on the Lights Action - Pulse Check 1. The Team Approach to Safe Schools What is a Safe Schools Team? Creating a Safe Schools Team in Your School Case Study Who s On Your Team? Action Planning Your Team I. Pre-Bystanderism 2. Personal History Primes Perceptions Following the Path Backwards A Friend and A Foe The Priming Problem Broadening the Path Case Study Can You Spot The Bully? Action Fact Or Myth Activity 3. Good Intentions Can Get Lost The Kitty Genovese Story Good Samaritans The Parable From Jerusalem to Jericho The Bystander Affect What Affects the Bystander? Case Study What Do You See? Action Hot Spots II. Decision Making 4. Broken Culture A Window of Opportunity Broken Windows From New York to Your School What Are Your Broken Windows? The Counter Argument It s Not the Windows Case Study What Is Your Line in the Sand? Action Dotmocracy 5. Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable The 80-20 Rule Doing the Math More Math The Two by Ten Strategy Even More Math The Multiplier Effect Can We Change Lives? Case Study: Who Would You Choose? Action Math, Math and Even More Math 6. What Supervision of Students Really Entails Meeting Myles It s Not The Wrong Place Understanding the Responsibility of Supervision Case Study: Spot the Supervision Problem Action Super Supervision 7. The Importance of Being Able to Say What You Mean What is Mitigation? Opaqueness - The Real Cost of Lies is That They Obscure the Truth Lessons From Korean Air Crucial Conversations Fact vs. Stories Case Study What Would You Say? Action Common Language 8. Action at All Level Satisfice is Not Enough Enhanced Realities Case Study: Where Did Things Go Wrong? Action Character Counts III. Post Bystandersim 9. Closing the Circle of Communication Knowing What to Say Gen X Grew Up Communicating With a New Generation of Parents It Takes a Village Communicating With Everyone Case Study What Will You Say? Action Communication 101 Final Thoughts Appendix Creating a Culture of Action - Breaking the Bystander Cycle: Moving Education Professionals from Bystander to Intervener (Original Article) Definitions of the Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander Bullying and You: The Perspective of Educational Professionals (Survey) Leet Speak Dictionary References Index

"This excellent resource gives teachers and administrators the strategies they need to move out of the role of bystander and-áimprove school culture."
Shona Anderson has been an educator since 1996. Her work as both an English teacher and a French teacher led her to administration in 2003 for the Bluewater District School Board. Anderson is also a part-time faculty member of the University of Western Ontario. She started her teaching career with the Upper Grand District School board as a core French teacher. She began taking Additional Qualifications courses and holds a double specialization in the teaching of French as a Second Language and Computers in the Classroom. Anderson holds a B.A. in English from the University of Guelph and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in secondary education from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She also completed her Masters of Education through Charles Sturt University in Australia, with a focus on Educational Research in the area of bullying. Her research was supported by the Ontario Principals Council and she has both written for their publication, the Register, and presented at their annual Odyssey conference. Anderson has also published an action manual for administrators called Creating a Culture of Action for OPC.