In 2018, Study.com ran a survey that found 1 in 5 teachers witness bullying in the classroom every day, yet only 23% of teachers feel confident educating students about bullying.
Shocked by these stats, Study.com collected bullying prevention tips from experts in the field to better support teachers working to address bullying every single day.
Along with 20 other bullying experts, I was able to provide a my expertise.
If students see their role models diss others or use any type of bullying behavior, it is guaranteed that students will follow
The number one bully prevention strategy for teachers may surprise you, but it has to do with their own role-modeling of behavior. Teachers can set a tone and a positive, inclusive culture by being very careful about their own gossiping, exclusion, and verbal bullying towards other teachers.
Because teachers are human, like the rest of us, it is normal to create a social hierarchy amongst their teacher peers. If students see their role models diss others or use any type of bullying behavior, it is guaranteed that students will follow. When teachers set a tone to include teachers, not speak badly about others, and include those adults (and students) that are part of their community, students rise to the occasion and follow their adult leaders!
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As an educator or parent, if you see a need for bullying preventing in your child’s school, contact me to set up a time where we can discuss your needs and schedule a time for me to speak to your school administrators or parent group.
Dr. Joel Haber