Lesson Plan: “It’s My Life: Building a Classroom Community and Bully-Free Zone”

Almost all children, at some point in their childhood, will experience or be affected by bullying behaviors. For the safety and welfare of ALL children in a positive learning environment, it is essential for teachers to establish a learning community void of bullying behaviors and to facilitate a sense of community in the classroom. This includes teaching children skills to deal with bullies, as well as promoting positive social skills such as cooperation, communication, and conflict resolution.

Build a positive and safe community by talking about how to prevent bullying and what to do when you become a victim or a bystander in a bullying situation.  This lesson plan has been designed for grades 3-7.  The time of completion is estimated to be two to three classroom periods, or stretched out through out the school year.

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