On April 25th, the National Institute for Student-Centered Education will host its first NISCE Roundtable. The topic will be Bullying: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools, and will be held as a follow-up to our screening of Bully. We are scheduling a series of such Roundtables in the months ahead on topics drawn from our study of student centered education. We believe that by inspiring honest, informed, and respectful conversations around critical issues in education that we will help us move forward by thinking together. We will collaborate and partner with others to dramatically expand efforts to create educational environments structured to bring out the very best in each student.
There are over 18 million children being bullied today, and it is one of the most common forms of violence that children experience. As individuals, groups, communities, and society we need to move beyond a simple reaction to alarming headlines and creating zero-policy reminders and policies. It’s time to discuss the importance of adult supervision, identify successful preventative methods, build social and emotional competencies, refine perspectives we need to adopt and create effective linkages within our communities to make bullying less common.
Attendees at this NISCE Roundtable will discuss:
- Ways an entire school community can be alert to signals and warning signs of bullying
- Techniques parents, students, and educators can use to “upstand” on behalf of the safe and respectful learning and living environment that every young person deserves
- Curriculum options for building awareness and creating more supportive school cultures
Join Us. It’s free, and create true change by giving voice to the issues. Our first Roundtable is being scheduled. We would like to let you know when it happens, so consider giving us a way to contact you.