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  1. Apr 2019
    1. Recognize that bullyingprevention must occur in the broader school environment

      In just the few months that I have been in my clinical placement, I have seen that the majority of incidents that occur between students happen in the lunchroom or on the playground. Therefore having adult supervision in these "hot spots" is crucial to preventing HIB, especially in relation to violence. These areas are the environments that violence can occur because there tends to be less structure and supervision. It is so important that bullying and opportunities for violence is recognized and addressed so that all students can feel safe in every school environment, free from physical or emotional harm.

    2. Provide opportunities for students to respectfully hold each other accountable for the rules. This can be done, for example,through in-class discussions, hand signals that indicate a rule has been broken, or infusing social-emotional learning lessons regarding specific rules into a few lessons a month

      I really enjoy and appreciate this point because allowing students to hold each other accountable for their actions and reactions can keep emotions and behaviors in check. I think it is hard for one student to stand up to another independently because it can be intimidating. However when they have the classroom environment, and their peers, to support them and recognize when intimidation or inappropriate behaviors are occurring can keep the situation from escalating and establish a sense of respect.

    3. Students have a sense of social-emotional security and feel safe from teasing, harassment and exclusion

      Social-emotional learning can be a complicated concept for young students in elementary school. That is why I believe that the use of social-emotional learning, character building, and growth mindset lessons are essential for all elementary classrooms. Giving these students the foundation for this learning will allow them to feel safe. It will also allow students to see the seriousness of harassment and the affects it can have. Implementing this type of learning into the curriculum is what will help students to recognize, report, and get through harassment.