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Anti-Bullying Strategies for Primary Grades (K-3)

EDUC 600

This course will inform classroom teachers about bullying at the K-3 grade levels. Teachers will learn about the myths, facts, research, and current events that surround bullying. Teachers will be introduced to the different types of bullying and the various roles involved in bullying. Effective strategies will be covered to help teachers assess, prevent, and reduce bullying in the classroom and school. Such strategies include creating positive relationships with students and integrating cooperative learning and character education into the curriculum. Teachers will understand how to properly intervene during incidents of bullying and learn how to create a safe learning environment for students.


1. Teachers will learn how to properly define bullying.
2. Teachers will understand the scope and types of bullying.
3. Teachers will learn the roles involved in bullying.
4. Teachers will learn how certain social factors can contribute to higher rates of bullying.
5. Teachers will understand how building positive relationships in the classroom can help prevent bullying.
6. Teachers will learn how to incorporate cooperative learning activities into their curriculum.
7. Teachers will learn how to work with students, parents, and the school to share in the responsibility of addressing and  reporting bullying.
8. Teachers will understand the scope of cyber bullying.
9. Teachers will learn the immediate and long-term effects bullying has on students.
10. Teachers will read about real-life stories where bullying played a powerful role in affecting the lives of students.
11. Teachers will understand how bullying impacts learning and how to identify students who are involved in bullying.
12. Teachers will learn how to create a positive and safe learning environment.
13. Teachers will be introduced to the anti-bullying laws and policies in their state.
14. Teachers will learn how to develop plans for bullying intervention.
15. Teachers will understand the relationship between bullying and character education.
16. Teachers will learn how to work with parents to help students recover from bullying.
17. Teachers will be introduced to specific bullying management activities that can be used in the classroom.
18. Teachers will review an extensive list of online resources containing bullying information, lesson plans, and videos.

Required Text:  

“Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades” by Michelle Anthony.

Textbook can be found at Amazon.com or http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312615523/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=profesdevel00-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0312615523&adid=0XQPFJ9YCT83E3NWSAPV