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What are some good and engaging ways to address bullying in a 6th grade classroom?

Jan 26, 2017 6:49am

There are a group of girls who are gossiping about their classmate and the young lady has come up to me many times to seek help with this issue; however, I have not heard or actually seen the girls bullying her so I don't want to directly address them with the young lady's concerns.

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    • Feb 12, 2017 9:20am

      Involve your school's guidance counselor if he/she is available. Many guidance counselors will hold programs such as "lunch bunches" in which they will identify students who could be involved in conflict and invite them into his/her office during lunch. The guidance counselor does not bring up the conflict at all, but is there to monitor the conversation between the group and to redirect or address any negative behaviors or talking points. If your guidance counselor is not available, this might be something you could do with the young lady and a friend of hers plus 1 or 2 of the girls from the "gossiping group" (any more than that and the group will split off into separate conversations).

      • Apr 15, 2017 4:43pm

        To plan a sort of activities to give students the opportunity to talk about their classmates, guiding them to say their abilities and their weaknesses or feelings. When they talk about each other all these kind of problems are told and the teacher should be confident to help them to foster their relashionship.