Anti-Bullying Strategies to Advocate for Students

Too frequently, bullied students are stuck battling their bullies and the ancillary issues related to it on their own.

So today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, using a cue for the National Education Association, takes a look at some ways that teachers can be passionate advocates for their bullied students.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Always be available
  • Let your voice be heard
  • Develop specific strategies
  • And more!

Janelle sums up her essay like this: “Remember, your job as an advocate for bullied students can make a huge impact on how schools deal with bullying. Don’t be afraid to take a stand for what you believe in, and know that you are making a difference.”

How do you advocate for bullied students in your school? Do you have any specific ways that you found work well?

Written communication is perhaps the important cornerstone of contemporary education. Teachers cannot emphasize enough the importance of students being able to demonstrate what they have learned via the written word.

Yet oftentimes, teachers her the common refrain of, “I can’t think of anything to write!”

Writer, educator and frequent contributor Janelle Cox recently offered up some helpful teaching strategies to make writing interesting and fun for all ages of learners, including:
  • Peer talks
  • Audio transcription
  • Story starters
  • And more

How do you get your students writing? Do you have any tips or tricks that you would like to share?

Laws, Policies for Using Social Media in the Classroom

Once upon a time, using social media like Twitter and Facebook in the classroom was a no-no. 

But now, the cultural landscape has been fundamentally altered, and districts that once banned social media are figuring out how to us it in a safe, effective, and even educational manner.

Today, we outline some uses and limits for teachers to abide by when utilizing social media in the classroom.