The Anti-Defamation League offers “Building Ally Behaviors,” a free 20-minute online course to help teachers in grades 3–7 maintain a positive, safe, inclusive classroom environment so all students can learn and thrive. The course takes teachers through a process to help students move from being bystanders to using ally behaviors in bullying situations. Educators will meet a diverse group of students in elementary and middle school who are faced with bullying behaviors and then will identify effective, practical strategies to build ally behaviors. The course also provides ideas for next steps, additional bullying prevention resources, and a certification of completion.
Editor’s note: Teacher Trevor Muir shares his experience with bullying as a student and compares it to cyberbullying today. He offers educators insights into how to fight cyberbullying and empower students to stand against bullying.
Celebrating Student Voices, Facing History’s2018 student essay contest, invites students to reflect on the stories and ideals that have helped shape the ways they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities. The contest highlights themes in the upcoming PBS documentary film American Creed.
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