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What is School? The Bully In Us All

This week I am away in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia leading learning in schools with students, teachers and their wider communities (see my speaking/workshop schedule here). So while I am away I have left the #whatisschool reins to Jena Ball and Sunny Thakral. This week we talk bullying, exploring the who, what and why of bullying.

Bullying in all its forms is a deeply disturbing and pressing topic for educators. It raises questions not only about how to keep our children safe, but how to cultivate empathy, compassion, and respect for differences as well. We want our students to grow into kind, caring and collaborative adults who know that each person, no matter how “different,” has something to contribute to our world.
In this next #whatisschool, entitled “The Bully in Us All,” we will discuss the social and emotional issues that contribute to bullying and the impact it has on our schools. We will talk about causes, concerns and what can be done, and share success stories and resources. Join us for what promises to be a powerful and thought-provoking chat. Remember, bullying is ALL our problem, and the solution lies in combining our wisdom, strengths and collective wisdom. We are better together!

This week join us at #whatisschool and continue to inspire one another.


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Join the conversation on Thursday 27 October at 7pm EDT (Thursday 12am BST, Friday 10am AEDT, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, October 27, 2016 7PM EDT

1) It’s been said that bullying is the tip of a larger iceberg. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

2) Are there others – besides the bullies and the bullied – who contributes to the issue?

3) What are some of the challenges inherent in dealing with bullying?

4) Do you feel the measures being taken to stop bullying are effective? Why or why not?

5) What role do social-emotional skills play in prevention and intervention?

6) How can we encourage students to become effective peer leaders who discourage bullying by modeling empathy and kindness?

Challenge: Share some programs or projects that encourage a culture of mutual respect. Tolerance and appreciation for differences.

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Global EdTech Consultant based in Singapore but working with Schools and EdTech companies all over the world. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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