Presentation on the Principle of Respect(Control
Answer The Following Question:
In 200 words or less describe what you believe a positive school climate looks sounds, smells and feels like. Also give a short explanation why a positive school climate is also a safe learning environment. If you are taking this class with others for instance at a faculty meeting or are sharing at a PD conference share with others and take the time to exchange ideas.
Below are three scenarios. One involves a bully, the second one involves a victim, and the third a bystander. Read each scenario and then post what advice you would offer each student about their behavior. Then determine some strategies that you might use to strengthen your relationship with the students in order to prevent future inappropriate behaviors from occuring. Remember teaching respect is the key and we as teachers we need to think on our feet and make this quality the cornerstone of our classroom.
Scenario One: Bully
Charlie likes to torment Michael who always seems to be talking during class. He figures it's okay to pick on the kids who disrupt the class.
What advice would you give Michael and what consequences should be considered?
Scenario Two: Victim
Tim likes to be the first one in the classroom so he can write messages such as "Ben is an idiot" in big letters on the chalkboard. Ben knows that Tim is doing this but doesn't think it's a good idea to tell the teacher. "Tim will beat me up if I tell on him" he thinks.
What advice would you give Ben and how could you help him to develop a different thought process.
Scenario Three: Bystander
John makes fun of Steve for having an alcoholic father. Jim hears the insults but doesn't say anything. He figures that Steve is tough enough to stand up to John on his own.
What advice would you give Jim and how would you encourage him to help out his classmate.
After listening to The Respect Song take some time with your class and write your own classroom Song. You can upload the lyrics or if you like create a youtube video (If students are in it be sure to get prior written permission from parents for their son/daughter to be videotaped). When possible view or read the songs by two other class participants and provide some feedback. Do this activity when time allows. It is a great activity for the week of respect.
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