For National Bulying Prevention Month and anytime you want to focus students on the all-important subject of tolerance, here are resources from the PBS NewsHour’s EXTRA cite for teachers. Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
Start here with their basics about bullying. For a holistic look at bullying that addresses the problem of bullying as a behavior that can be changed, read this Teaching Tolerance article, “There Are No Bullies” and try out their Tool Kit designed to help all students create healthy relationships.
For an in-depth lesson and engaging documentary visit Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History, which tells the story of Jamie Nabozny– a bullied student who fought back and won. Jamie is also recognized as a human rights defender by the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights and is featured in a lesson plan from Speak Truth To Power.
Teaching Tolerance was a favorite resource when I was in the classroom, where I would receive the Teaching Tolerance Magazine and hang their thought-provoking posters.
Please share your experience with any of these resources or send in some of your favorites.