Many have asked how our daughter is. Whether the bullying has stopped? Whether she is okay. And to that I say, it’s complicated. The short answer is, yes, the bullying has stopped. After further incidents where Thea once again was targeted, was hurt both physically and emotionally, the girl who continued to seek her out… Continue reading After the Bullying Ends
I took a deep breath before I hit “publish” on my post “When Teachers Bully Teachers.” I had decided that it was time to stand publicly behind the story, to claim my words, to face my fears, and yet with my fingers hovering over the button, I couldn’t help but be afraid. Afraid that nasty… Continue reading Stop Labeling Different – It’s Time to Stop Teacher Bullying
Three years ago, I wrote an anonymous post and asked a friend to post it for me. The story was burning up inside of me, but at the time I was too scared to publish it because I was in the middle of the situation, and terrified that it would only get worse. Yet I… Continue reading When Teachers Bully Teachers
When I was ten I moved schools because of bullying. And not your typical every day “You’ll get over it” kind of bullying either, but a viscious concentrated effort to isolate me from my peers and get me into as much trouble as possible. I was left in a closet. My best friend was banned from speaking to me… Continue reading Can Schools Really Stop Bullying?
The news broke last night that the 4 middle schoolers who were caught on tape tormenting their bus monitor received a year’s suspension from riding the bus as well as school. A whole school year! (I should add they get to go to the district reengagement center, not just sit at home). So while many… Continue reading No School For You, Bully! But Did We Fix Anything?
This is the fourth year that my students have gathered what they deem the very best books that they read this year and shared their recommendations with the world. As always we have favorites that seem to pop up every year, but this year we also had a lot of new titles join the mix.… Continue reading The Best Books for Middle School According to My Students 2019