I was a resource room teacher today, with one period of middle school gym class.
Just before lunch, the school had a special assembly to address bullying. They brought in a motivational speaker to talk to the kids about the subject.
I really hope the kids were motivated, because I wasn't impressed. The man seemed to ramble on pointlessly, and then weakly tie in the rambling to how it feels to be bullied.
Also, in the middle of it all he had two students "race" to empty tubes of toothpaste... then didn't connect the activity to anything that he was saying.
After the man's "presentation," small groups of students read off different power point presentations (word for word) that defined cyber bullying and described how gossip can lead to bullying.
On a different note, I haven't updated this blog in a while... I've got a sort of mental back-log of stuff I've seen since my last post. Maybe this weekend I will have a chance to post a couple more updates.