Are you concerned about bullying in your classroom? Bullying is sadly something that happens on a daily basis and most children will be affected by it in some way, shape or form during their school lives. By the time our youngsters are teenagers, bullying takes on new forms and can leave lasting negative effects on their physical and emotional well-being.
I believe we need to spend time teaching our students how to recognize bullying and how to deal with it so that we can help them develop into resilient and assertive individuals to help them cope with adulthood.
In order to ensure these important skills can be integrated into our busy timetables, this resource has been designed to make it as easy to deliver as possible! It includes a structured PowerPoint that guides the class through discussions about bullying and how to deal with it and develop assertiveness. It can be taught as a whole unit in class or divided up over a few weeks to deliver homeroom / tutor groups.
No prior knowledge or experience from you is required! On top of this, the PowerPoint text is EDITABLE so you can modify the content to suit your students’ needs, should you wish.
Also included are graphic organizer printables which are supplementary to the PowerPoint: they’re not a requirement, but they work as a helpful tool for students to record their thoughts in an aesthetically pleasing way that can then be used for bulletin board displays etc. You will also find a set of discussion task cards for students to discuss possible scenarios they may come across: these can be printed off for each group of students, or they can be used in whole class discussion – it is up to you!
• 22 slide PowerPoint
• 14 printables of detailed teachers’ notes and graphic organizers
• 6 scenarios to analyze
Students will learn:
• To identify what bullying is
• To analyze common situations and discuss which are considered bullying and why
• The reasons why people might bully others
• The impact bullying has on others
• Ways they can respond to bullies
• How to be assertive
• How to deal with bullying
• Support networks they can turn to for support
• A final pep-talk!
Having used this in my own classroom with 12 year olds, I was shocked at how many of my own students didn’t know the definition of bullying, they didn’t know what they could really do about it, they didn’t know how to be assertive and they don’t really talk about it much. This lesson really opened their eyes and having has some deep and meaningful conversations with them since, some are starting to be more assertive when being treated less than fondly by their peers. I am so super proud of them!
Great for Social Skills, Life skills and PSHE (Physical, Social, Health Education) lessons.