This is my 18th year as a School Counselor in PSD. I enjoy gardening, reading, playing tennis, and riding bikes with my family. I love being able to teach in every classroom and getting to know students/families.
NORMAL PEER CONFLICT VS. BULLYING
Equal power vs. Imbalance of power
Happens occasionally vs. Repeated negative actions
Accidental vs. Purposeful
Not Serious vs. Serious threat of harm
Effort to solve the problem vs. No effort to solve the problem
Remorse (take responsibility) vs. No remorse (blames others)
I also developed tools for student to use when they feel or see someone else being bullied or having conflict with another person. Please ask your student(s) about the tools and what they have learned from the bully-proofing lessons. It spells out Everyone HAS A ROAR.
WHAT I CAN DO IF I OR SOMEONE ELSE IS BEING BULLIED OR BEING MEAN:
EVERYONE is included
HELP (FIND A TRUSTING ADULT)
ASSERT YOURSELF (“STOP!”)
SELF TALK (POSITIVE THINGS TO SELF)
AVOID (STAY AWAY FROM THE BULLY)
RESPECT (Be respectful to others & property)
OWN MY BEHAVIOR (What was my role?)
ATTITUDE THAT IS POSITIVE (People choose positive people)
RESPONSIBILITY (Responsible to be a positive role model)
Please talk with your child about Cyberbullying. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taught the following if cyberbullied:
Do NOT respond.
Do NOT delete (may need proof for an adult to see). The adult can then decide to delete it or not.
Tell a trusting adult.
Do NOT believe what the bully says.
I am fortunate to teach in the classroom every other week different social skills, including but not limited to, getting along skills, conflict resolution, how to calm ourselves if we are feeling nervous or anxious, and Acts of Kindness. I also have lunch with many of the students, help in crisis, and am available to talk with you and your student.