One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. This practical guide gives administrators the steps for creating a school culture where staff members are equipped to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with tools for strengthening their school culture, navigating the decision-making cycle, and prompting staff members to observe and take action.
Shona Anderson has been an educator since 1996. Her work as both an English teacher and a French teacher led her to administration in 2003 for the Bluewater District School Board. Anderson is also a part-time faculty member of the University of Western Ontario. She started her teaching career with the Upper Grand District School board as a core French teacher. She began taking Additional Qualifications courses and holds a double specialization in the teaching of French as a Second Language and Computers in the Classroom. Anderson holds a B.A. in English from the University of Guelph and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in secondary education from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She also completed her Masters of Education through Charles Sturt University in Australia, with a focus on Educational Research in the area of bullying. Her research was supported by the Ontario Principals Council and she has both written for their publication, the Register, and presented at their annual Odyssey conference. Anderson has also published an action manual for administrators called Creating a Culture of Action for OPC.
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