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To foster respect, empathy and kindness as an integral part of a school’s culture it is helpful to include as often as possible lessons and activities that reinforce them and their importance.  There is an abundance of suggestions and resources that assist with integrating these values into every subject area and classroom level.  Most of them can be adapted to different age levels.  Most of them can also be adapted for use at home and organizations that work with youth.  Of course, it is imperative that the adults walk the talk.

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Classroom Circles and Meetings - http://www.jeremiahshopeforkindness.org/educator/activities-lesson-plans-and-strategies/classroom-circlesmeetings/

Cooperative Learning- http://www.jeremiahshopeforkindness.org/educator/activities-lesson-plans-and-strategies/cooperative-learning

Media Litercy -http://www.jeremiahshopeforkindness.org/educator/activities-lesson-plans-and-strategies/media-literacy

Lesson Plans/activities:
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/116468For -many links to lesson plans and activities for the inclusive classroom

http://www.squidoo.com/PBIS#module1982321 –Many links to resources for educators

http://www.lessonsfromliterature.org/docs/manual/ClassroomManual.pdf

http://ostracism.facinghistory.org/  -bullying discussion and story

http://www.racebridgesforschools.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Small_Changes_Classroom_RESOURCE.pdf 

http://www.racebridgesforschools.com/index.html

http://www.adl.org/prejudice/closethebook.pdf

http://humaneeducation.org/sections/view/human_rights_activities   -Human rights humane education activities and lesson plans for all grade levels

http://www.safeatschool.ca/sites/all/themes/safeatschool/files/ETFO_Resources.pdf-several suggestions for lesson plans and resources for all grades

http://www.generationon.org/teacher - many resources and lesson plans for k-12 around service-learning themes

http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2461.html?state=tools&type=tools –K-12 Curricula and Lesson Plans for Creating Safe Schools

http://www.abatoolsforschools.org.uk/default.aspx – activities/lesson plans for all age groups around themes of bullying due to racism, religion, appearance, gender, sexual orientation and ability

http://humanityquest.com/topic/art_activities/index.asp?theme1=compassion–Long list of ideas for activities and lesson plans exploring compassion

http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/educators/index.html

http://www.eyesonbullying.org/activities.html – activities for all ages

http://www.bullypolice.org/EdWeek.html -lots of ideas for lessons and activities

http://postbulletin.typepad.com/files/bullying.pdf -Focus on Bullying: A Prevention Program for School Communities- contains, lesson plans, activities and role play scenarios

http://www.goffstown.k12.nh.us/common/documents/K-5Curr.pdf  -K-5 Curriculum: Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention

http://www.bbclic.com/shaun/activities.html -ideas for elementary students

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/activities/  -activities for younger students

http://www.goodcharacter.com/EStopics.html -Lesson plans and discussion questions on character building topics for elementary aged students

http://www.nchealthyschools.org/docs/lessonplans/2/grade2-101.pdf -Character trait lessons for elementary age students

http://www.nchealthyschools.org/docs/lessonplans/2/grade2-304.pdf -lessons and role plays on bullying for elementary aged students

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/blackboard-teachers.html  Classroom resources for teachers and curriculum specialists (some are included in various sections below)

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/blackboard-history.html-Month by month activities and lesson plans focusing on Diversity

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-lessonplans.html# – Many lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students

http://www.partnersagainsthate.org/publications/ -activities to use for violence/hate prevention

http://web.archive.org/web/20030429033934/http://www.prairie.ca/~roakden/respect.html -a social skills game for elementary students

http://www.partnersagainsthate.org/publications/ -lesson plans, activities and resources for educators

http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org – Under Resources and then Teacher Lesson Plans for Family Channel there are lessons and activities for grades 4-6 in addressing bullying from the bystanders perspective.

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_8220211_teach-empathy-elementary-schools.html -activity to increase empathy for elementary students

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/66209/prevent_bullying_through_this_fun_and.html?cat=4–anti-bullying lesson for elementary age students using book The Recess Queen by A. O’Neill

http://www.partnersagainsthate.org/educators/antibias.html -Anti-bias lesson plan for elementary/intermediate level

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson191.shtml -Bullying Lesson Plans for Elementary and Middle School students

http://www.goodcharacter.com/MStopics.html -Lesson plans, discussion questions on character building topics for middle school students

http://www.pbs.org/parents/itsmylife/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html -Building A Classroom Community and Bully-Free Zone” – lesson plan for grades 3-7

http://www.tolerance.org/activity/developing-empathy -Developing Empathy lesson for all grade levels

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Homophobic-Bullying-Lesson-6061961/#.TjKGVpGFW2I.facebook  – lesson on homophobic bullying for middle to high school students

http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/resources/lesson-plans.html -variety of lesson plans

http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/ideasbox/ideas/classroom/bystander/default.shtml -activities for different ages

http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/ideasbox/ideas/classroom/cyber-citizenship -activities for different ages

http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/resources/resources.html – lesson plans and activities for all forms of peer abuse for all grade levels

http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/bully.shtml -variety of bullying prevention lessons, activities and ideas for all age levels

http://www.parentfurther.com/resources/activity-generator -Activity ideas for educators and parents

http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/winter_2005 -Using literature to discuss respect and diversity includes discussion guides and additional activities for all age levels.

http://www.learningtogive.org/ -tons of lesson plans and resources!!! For teachers, parents, youth workers, faith based, animal lovers…

Lesson plans/activities for older students

http://www.partnersagainsthate.org/educators/middle_school_lesson_plans.pdf -Building Community and Combating Hate: Lessons for the Middle School Classroom

http://www.goodcharacter.com/HStopics.html -Lesson Plans for character building for High School students

http://ostracism.facinghistory.org - Bullying: A case in ostracism

http://www.lessonsfromliterature.org/gettingready.html -Lessons from Literature -Futures without Violence for older students

http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/power-and-control-wheel -The Power and Control Wheel is a useful visual when discussing violence and abuse.  When you click on each spoke there is a short video that can be used in discussions.

Resources/Ideas for Art Teachers

http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/social-skills-enlivened-art

Resources for Coaches and Physical Education Teachers

http://www.bullyingprevention.org/repository//Best%20Practices%20PDFs/SportsClimate.pdf  -Extending Your Positive School Climate to Athletic Activities

http://sports.glsen.org/resources/game-plan-for-physical-education-teachers/ – Tips for Physical Education Teachers to Make Classes Inclusive and Respectful for All Students

http://sports.glsen.org/resources/game-plan-elementary-physical-education  -Tips for K-5 Physical Education Specialists and Classroom Teachers to Make Classes and Recess Time Inclusive and Respectful for All Students

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_pe.html -Resources for Coaches and PE Teachers

http://www.goodcharacter.com/SPORTS/positivecoaching.html -Character in Sports-Positive Coaching

http://www.bullyingprevention.org/repository//Best%20Practices%20PDFs/SportsClimate.pdf -Extending Your Positive School Climate to Athletic Activities

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-41-spring-2012/out-bounds -Out of Bounds

Resources for Drama Teachers

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_drama.html

http://www.education.com/reference/article/using-theatre-to-decrease-bullying/

http://www.education.com/reference/article/act-against-reduce-bullying-peer-teaching/

Resources for Health Teachers

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_health.html

http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/power-and-control-wheel -The Power and Control Wheel is a useful visual when discussing violence and abuse.  When you click on each spoke there is a short video that can be used in discussions.

Resources for History and Civic Teachers

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_history-civics.html

http://www.facinghistory.org/lessons-units-outlines -Learning about injustice, importance of respect and fairness from history

Resources for Language Arts Teachers

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_language-arts-teachers.html

http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/winter_2005 -Using literature to discuss respect and diversity includes discussion guides and additional activities for all age levels.

http://www.lessonsfromliterature.org/docs/manual/ClassroomManual.pdf -Lessons from Literature-Classroom Manual for English Literature Teachers

Resources for Music Teachers

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_music.html

Bibliographies and video resources

http://www.welcomingschools.org/2012/03/bibliographies-books-to-engage-students – comprehensive list of books for all ages covering many issues related to peer abuse

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_elementary.html

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_middleschool.html

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_highschool.html

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_k-12.html – Resources for K-12 Teachers & Curriculum Specialists

http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_rural.html -resources for rural schools

http://www.bullyingpreventioninstitute.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VWXJwRQjWUE%3d&tabid=39  -Comprehensive bibliography for bullying prevention

http://www.chicagonow.com/portrait-of-an-adoption/2012/04/anti-bullying-reading-recommendations-for-children-and-teens -list of books for children and teens

http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/libraries/documents/bullyingk_5.pdf  – very comprehensive selection of books divided into various aspects of bullying with descriptions of stories for grades k-5

http://www.open-circle.org/resources/literature.html -list of books for each grade level and by subject (great!)

http://www.jeremiahshopeforkindness.org/resources/videosp – several videos on bullying and related issues for students and adults

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