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



January 2011 | 176 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with Ontario Principals' Council

"The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one's school and apply the information to improve an existing situation."
—Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR

"This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning."
—Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

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.

 
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 book offers specific, concrete ways to assess a school’s current practices and implement practical strategies tailored to specific schools."

Melanie Mares, Academic Coach
Lowndes Middle School, GA

"The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one’s school and apply the information to improve an existing situation."

Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR

"This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning."

Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

"This excellent resource gives teachers and administrators the strategies they need to move out of the role of bystander and improve school culture."

Janice Nicholls, Principal
Spruce Ridge Community School, Ontario, Canada

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