Bullying: Teacher and Healthy Anti-bullying Habits

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Bullying is a big issue in the world these days. It is our job as teachers to address this issue in our classroom and teach children that bullying is not ok.
Antonio’s “looking glass self” is related to his answerability because he knows that he will be held accountable for the decisions. The role this has on his desire to change his behavior is because he realizes what he was doing is wrong.

As a teacher I would plan an activity for the whole class to participate in to teach the effects of bullying. I think a good activity that I could plan for my students would be to let them create a play that discusses bullying. First we would talk about what bullying means, how the person being bullied feels, and how the bully might feel that causes them to bully others. I would ask each student to participate in writing the play. We would find and make props for the play. After a few weeks of practicing the play we would record the play. After we recorded the play I would ask A few students to talk at the end of the play about bullying. One person would talk about what bullying means, another would talk about how the person being bullied feels, and lastly someone would talk about how the bully feels that causes them to act like a bully. When we were done with our video I would make enough copies of it to send home with each student.

One way the class can support Antonio is to forgive him. Forgiveness is huge and should show Antonio that no matter how he treated his classmates they were willing to give him another chance and start fresh. The class can make him a card that says we forgive you and everyone can sign it and present it to him when he gets to school one day.

Also, if the class is willing to forgive Antonio they should also make sure the other students in the school give him a second chance. Sometimes it is hard for kids to get past the fact that a bully doesn’t want to be a bully anymore, so if other kids are playing with him then there is a...
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