The effects of bullying can cause lasting emotional wounds. – Joy Price Lewis
Sadly, we have seen an increased amount of tragic news stories about the drastic measures some students have taken as a result of classroom bullying. Bullying has been a part of our culture for many years, but has taken an unfortunate turn for the worse due in part to increased accessibility to online platforms that can use to harass their peers.
This week, we are spotlighting the The L.E.A.D. Program, developed to create student leaders who will be positive role models for their peers. The L.E.A.D Program features student workshops in Bullying; Conflict Resolution and Athletic Team-Building.
The bullying workshop is taught by former NFL stars Marques Sullivan and Harold Blackmon. It is geared towards informing students about the root of bullying and giving them the tools to identify bullying.
One of our instructors, Joy Price Lewis writes: “Banks and Banks (2005) maintain that all students – regardless of gender, social class, ethnic, racial or cultural characteristics, and/or exceptionalities (i.e. physical, mental disabilities, gifted/talented) – deserve equality in education. In order to provide a school environment that is conducive to learning and truly educational for all children (as well as the entire child), there must be constant change in the learning communities. This is achieved by honoring similarities and celebrating differences.”
About: The Chicago Education Consultants have developed a series of supplemental classroom curriculum that incorporates the latest teaching strategies for use in after school programs and Title I curriculum. These programs are a part of Teaching Safari, a unique program that enhances education through School Field Trips , Student Education , and Teacher Education.