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Tools For a Culturally-Competent Classroom Climate: “Build”, “Maintain”, and “Repair”.

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31st of August 2018

Tools For a Culturally-Competent Classroom Climate: “Build”, “Maintain”, and “Repair”.

By: Nicolette G. Granata “Cultural competence is having an awareness of one’s own cultural identity and views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of students and their families. It is the ability to understand the within-group differences that make each student unique, while celebrating the […]


Bullying in Sports Series: An Introduction

By: Randy Nathan (Coach Randy), MA, MSW   Harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) has literally surrounded our lives. You only have to look at the social media apps on your smartphone or turn on the news to see the amplified awareness of bullying behavior. However, there is a breeding ground for what is transpiring. It […]


It’s Back to School! 3 Essential Mindsets to Improve Classroom Climate & Prevent Bullying

By: Christa M. Tinari, M.A. The end of summer involves the hustle of back-to-school preparations, including lesson planning, last-minute supply ordering, and room set-up. If you’re like many educators, you’re probably also reviewing your class list, and planning how you will interact with your students on those first few, critical days of school. You know […]


29th of June 2018

An Administrator’s Perspective on Bullying Prevention and Response – An Interview with Detroit Prep Head of School, Jen McMillan

By: Nicolette G. Granata Vanderbilt University, Class of 2019 Detroit Prep, a K-3 school in the city of Detroit, “exists to provide a world-class, equitable education” to its diverse group of students.” We interviewed Jennifer McMillan, Head of School, to better understand bullying response and prevention from an administrator’s perspective. Prior to this position, Jen feels […]


Perspective matters …and YOU get to decide which perspective you will choose

By: Charisse Nixon, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Director of CORES   Here’s what we know… Although there seems to be improvements related to the prevalence of bullying in the most recent years (Waasdorp et al 2018), peer mistreatment is still a very serious concern for far too many students. […]


Registering for our upcoming San Diego National Conference – why it should be on your “Summer Bucket List”!

Why should registering for our upcoming national conference in San Diego, November 5-7, be something that you add to your Summer Bucket List? Here’s just a few great reasons: We all know how helpful scouring the comments section before making an important online purchase can be. Why then should deciding to “buy in” to a […]


Introducing the International Journal for Bullying Prevention

By: Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University; Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. As a cyberbullying scholar, I engage in research related to its identification, prevention, and response and seek to get them published in academic journals so that other scholars and practitioners (e.g., educators […]


8th of March 2018

Using Literature and Film to Generate Empathy in Students

by Michael Buchanan In Star Trek IV, Spock is asked multiple academic questions by a computer. Of course, he gets them all correct. The next question is, “How do you feel?” and Spock is stumped. His mother tells him, “You’re part human, Spock. Don’t ever forget your emotions.” I mention this scene as indicative of […]


Anti-bullying laws and youth violence in the United States: A longitudinal evaluation of efficacy and implementation

By Marizen Ramirez, PhD (University of Minnesota) and Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD (Columbia University). Bullying is the most common form of youth violence in the United States and is associated with numerous adverse outcomes for youth. While all 50 states have enacted anti-bullying legislation, there is a lack of research that evaluates whether these laws are […]


18th of February 2018

School districts turn to technology to combat bullying

By Alison DeNisco District Administration, January 2018 12/19/2017 Nevada recently launched an online reporting system for parents and students, joining a handful of other states and districts in efforts to combat bullying. Colorado was first to create an online bullying reporting tool in 2004, five years after the Columbine shooting. Since then, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah and Michigan […]