Re: Another question...
- When it comes to the bullying thing...I have had to deal with it
twice with my highschoolers. Both times it was subtle picking that I
knew was making another student uncomfortable. Instead of making a
scene and diciplining the bully in front of his friends, I pulled him
out in the hall told him what the problem was and sent him to the
principal. I just wanted him out of the room as soon as possible to
avoid further humiliation of the student. I made a point to speak to
the student after class to acknowledge the situation, tell them what
i did and remind them that the teachers cannot police every situation
and that if they feel threatened to get to the principal/counselor/or
another teacher immediately. Art classes in my small school bring
together a strange mix of kids...the artsy, creative types sitting
right next to the jocks looking for the easy "a". And not being an
academic class, there is a lot more conversing and interaction
between students. I keep an ear out for possible problems as I move
around the room. Hope this gives you some ideas. I have not had many
problems, but this approach has worked for me.
--- In email@example.com, "L. Deis" <dubbadeis@...> wrote:
> How do you deal with issues when it comes to students and bullying?
> Again, some of the things stated came from this class discussion
> Do you tell the victim that they should stand up for themselves and
the bully? Should we tell
> victims this because parents these days are doing everything for
their kids and as a result
> children are doing nothing for themselves?
> Do you feel limits or restrictions because of your gender? Do you
feel you have expectations
> because you are either male or female?
> I'd appreciate your responses-
> Lauren Deis