Thoughts and Strategies to STOP Bullying!
THOUGHTS & STRATEGIES
FOR BULLYING ISSUES
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Profanity is a learned behavior. Students who use profanity do so for a variety of reasons. They feel inferior, learned from outside influences and for a variety of hang-up issues. We can become immune to profanity because it is used so often but we must use this opportunity when we hear profanity to redirect them. Express to the student that there are more appropriate ways to communicate using appropriate language. Mark Twain once observed that the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference lightening and a lightening bug. Profanity is never appropriate and students need to unlearn this learned behavior.
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Significant others are individuals in our life who leave a special place in our heart. There are times when students feel that no matter what they do is never enough. This feeling may come from home or school. Students who are involved in extracurricular sports may look around to see if their parent is there and become saddened when they realize that no one is there watching them. This feeling can last a lifetime. Be that person who is watching either as a teacher or a parent. You may not ever know but you could have changed that studentís life forever. Just by being at an event and cheering them on!! Lifeís can be changed with the right words at the right time. The bullies and victims are crying out for a significant other. Let a student know what they mean to you today.