Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect: New Perspectives on Collaboration, Compassion, and Responsibility (2nd Revised edition)

Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect: New Perspectives on Collaboration, Compassion, and Responsibility (2nd Revised edition)

By: Maureen E. Taylor (editor), Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin (editor)Paperback

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'The book gives excellent ways to empower children, help them solve their own issues, and give them real strategies that will help them deal with difficult situations in the future' - Elizabeth Barrett, Civics Teacher, Clark County Schools, Winchester, KY. Create a safe learning environment so students can achieve! Bullying is an ongoing concern for students, with as many as half reporting that they have faced aggression or harassment at some point. This updated edition of "Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect" provides the tools to successfully respond to bullying and other negative behaviours by creating an environment that discourages negative behaviour and encourages greater responsibility and respect. The authors offer a comprehensive, therapeutic approach, complete with sample transcripts and activities. Instead of using punitive measures, which can model the very behaviours they are trying to eliminate, educators will discover how to establish a cooperative, caring environment and guide students in thinking about positive alternatives to misbehaviour. This new edition features: updated research, including real-life examples of successful experiences; additional case studies and a list of problem-solving questions; a new chapter on brain research and how children learn; and, an all-new section focusing on prevention methods. Empowering, enlightening, and practical, "Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect" is a necessary resource for teachers, administrators, and support staff dedicated to promoting respect, tolerance, and responsibility in their schools.

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Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Ph.D. is the Training Director of the Narrative Therapy program at Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA) where she supervises the counseling of doctoral interns in schools from three school districts in Silicon Valley, California. In her private practice, she enjoys working with young people, their families, and their schools, on a wide variety of issues. Marie-Nathalie values bringing forth people's own wisdom and knowledges, through respectful, creative, and collaborative conversations. She has published numerous professional articles, has been featured in several magazines such as the California Educator and Educational Leadership, and is known internationally for her entertaining, thought provoking, and inspiring workshops. She was recently invited to produce three videotapes with Alexander Street Press (one which is specifically on school work). Marie-Nathalie has won several grants and awards, with the most recent one focusing on the effectiveness of narrative therapy based group activities. She is the author of several successful books such as Working with groups to enhance relationships (1998), Responding to the culture of bullying & disrespect: New perspectives on collaboration, compassion and responsibility (2004, 2009); Creating a positive School Culture: How principals and teachers can work together (2004); and the popular paperback for parents, teachers, and therapists titled The SKiLL-ionaire in Every Child: Boosting Children's Socio-Emotional Skills Using the Latest in Brain Research (2010) (sample at She has been the recipient of several prestigious awards such as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant (SSHRC), a Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Research grant (FCAR), the John F. Kennedy University best psychology professor award (JFKU), and more recently the Shine A Light narrative research fund (SAL). Also availabler from the author: "From Bullies to Buddies" Maureen Taylor is an educator in Northern California. Her background includes teaching preschool through sixth grade and being an environ-mental educator. Her main interests lie in teaching science and writing, two subjects that gently unfold for the learner. Taylor is currently devel-oping a program for children blending art, environmental education, and social issues.


Foreword by Honey Berg Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Part I. Laying Foundations 1. How Problems Develop: A Frog Story and a Shift in Perspective Lessons From This Story Useful Options Are Also Eliminated Does Everyone Have the Same Contextual Blocks? 2. Are Problems of Disrespect Inadvertently Supported? Competition Comparison Rules Achievement at All Cost Evaluation 3. Unraveling Assumptions: Educators' Roles and Students' Behaviors The Effects of Myths and Assumptions Common School Questions: New Ways of Thinking 4. Responding Effectively to Problems A Fresh Attitude Chipping Away at the Problem With a Powerful Tool: Externalization Dealing Narratively With Disrespect and Bullying A Narrative Response Additional Options Summary of the Practice of Externalizing Common Questions About the Externalization Process 5. Being Respectful and Open to Students' Experiences Defining Experience Experience of School Overlapping Experiences of the Problem Addressing These Experiences 6. Making Changes Last for More Than a Week The Dandelion Problem Thinking Outside the Box Multiple Selves: Who Is the Real Person? Stories Creating Stories Through Language Mentally Filling the Blanks Perspectives Create Stories An Educator's Question: If Truths Don't Exist, How Do We Know Which Story to Trust? Audience: You Are Who You Are Perceived to Be The Thread of New Stories: Recapitulation Reauthoring Alex's Journey Common Teacher Questions: New Ways of Thinking Part II. Applications and Examples: Success Stories of Overcoming Bullying and Disrespect 7. Listening to Students' Voices Disrespect/Bullying Survey Interviews: Walking in Students' Shoes 8. Cultivating Respect, Appreciation, and Tolerance in the School Connection Appreciation Collaboration Self-Reflection Community and Diversity Respect and Shedding Adultism Teacher Question About Shedding Adultism 9. Dealing With Disrespect and Bullying in the Classroom: The Bugging Bug Project A Review of the Narrative Ideas That Guide This Project Section 1: Externalizing the Problem Section 2: Building on Successes Section 3: Celebration of Knowledge and Expertise Brief Summary of Classroom Facilitation Considerations Conclusion 10. Working With Individual Students Around Bullying: Helping a Child Suffering From a "Bullying Spell" A Problem-Dominated Identity Rewriting the Story in a Vacuum Rewriting the Story in the Community A Past to the Preferred Story at School A Past to the Preferred Stories at Home Extending the Audience to the Preferred Story Conclusion 11. Brain and Behaviors: How Young People Change and How Educators Can Help The Visible Story The Invisible Story The Contextual Story The Historical Story Dead-End or Future Possibilities? The Possible Future Conclusion Part III. Prevention: Scaffolding a Complex and Sound Culture of Respect 12. Creating a Partnership With Response-able Youth Bubble Trouble Lessons From This Story: The Beliefs The People The Relationship Teacher Questions 13. Spotlight on Stories of Successful Prevention Story 1: "You're Ugly" Story 2: The Clipboard Story 3: Sign Language Story 4: The Violent Drawing Story 5: Girls' Meanness Story 6: The Brand New Atlas Spotlight on a School With a Successful Prevention Model Conclusion Resource A: Glossary Resource B: Summary Table of Strategies Resource C: Discourses Resource D: "Yes and" Exercise Resource E: Educators' Problem-Solving Questions References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412968546
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781412968546
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1412968542
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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