COURSE TITLE:

BULLYING BEHAVIORS: Enough is Enough

NO. OF CREDITS:

5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
50
50

INSTRUCTOR:

Michael Sedler
mike@communicationplus.net

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Is bullying a part of our culture and therefore an expected part of our educational system? Is it possible to make the school environment a place without fear?  Will our classrooms ever be safe places without concern of being teased and picked on?
This class will help educators develop proactive strategies to minimize and prevent bullying and teasing behaviors. We will discuss victims, rescuers, bystanders, and bullies and how they are intertwined in life. Empowering victims, strategies for bystanders, alternative approaches for rescuers, and re-direction in behaviors for bullies will be shared with all participants.
Research based approaches will be presented to help each person feel more confident and qualified at intervening during the bullying cycle of behavior. We will focus on facilitating the change of attitude in each studentʼs life. Name calling, tattling, threats, and physical attacks will all be addressed. Checklists and resources will be shared to support each person. 
This course will benefit all educators, K-12.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

  1. The knowledge to identify bullying characteristics within people.
  2. Gained additional skills and strategies to minimize bullying behaviors within school and community settings.
  3. Analyzed case studies of bullies, victims, bystanders, and rescuers.  Intervention approaches for each category will be addressed.
  4. Observed a minimum of two settings and analyzed the bullying behavior within each.
  5. Successfully developed an intervention plan for a chosen setting and implemented change strategies.
  6. Evaluated several websites, films, and articles regarding bullying tactics and behaviors.
  7. A greater knowledge of group dynamics and ways to help students overcome the patterns of bullying and victimization in their lives.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit.  The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit. 

 

HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.

 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%

 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

Text books may be ordered directly from the publisher (see the list/phone numbers at the back of your manual), on-line, or through bookstores.

None. All reading is online.

MATERIALS FEE

Once you register, log onto the instructorʼs website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Bullying Behaviors manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Mike Sedler, D.Min., M.S.W. brings over 30 years of educational experience as an administrator, social worker, behavior specialist and teacher to each of his classes.  

He provides consultation services and seminars throughout the United States and Canada for schools, agencies and businesses.  He has been teaching “adult learning classes” since the mid 1980’s and has had the privilege of working for The Heritage Institute for over 25 years. 

He has a graduate degree in Social Work, a Doctoral degree in Ministry, a Counseling license, as well as his teaching certification (K-8).  His combination of classroom experience, behavior intervention approaches, and involvement in working with hundreds of families allows for an excellent blend in all his classes.

Mike is passionate about children and emphasizes the importance of avoiding power struggles, offering options/choices to children, setting clear boundaries and guidelines as well as finding a place of positive engagement and connection with each individual.  His heart for people and emphasis on positive communication are found throughout his seminars and classes.

All of Mike’s classes are practical and “field tested” in schools and classrooms. Educators have found ongoing success in implementing Mike’s clear and concise approaches.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BULLYING BEHAVIORS: Enough is Enough

Beane, Allan.  The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8. Minneapolis, MN.  Free Spirit Publisher. 2011.  www.freespirit.com
800 735 7323.
         Caldwell, Alice.  Bullying: Real and Lasting Ways to Stop Bullies.  Amazon Digital Services. 2016.  Grades P-12.
         www.amazon.com
         Coloroso, Barbara. The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not So Innocent Bystander. New York, NY. 2016.
         William Morrow/Harper Collins.  Grades 5-12.  www.harpercollins.com  800 242 7737.
Garrity, Carla and Porter, William.  Bully-Proofing Your Child.  Amazon Publishing Group—Create Space. 2015.  A comprehensive guide to setting up a school program.  Grades P-12.  www.createspace.com
Hinduja, Sameer and Patchin, J.  Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard.  Thousand Oaks, CA.  Corwin Press. 2014.  Grades P-12.   www.corwinpress.com  
800  233 9936.
Lohmann Raychelle and Taylor, Julia.  The Bullying Workbook ForTeens. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.  2013. Grades P-12.  www.newharbinger.com  800 748 6273.
         Martocci, Laura.  Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self.  Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.  2015.
        Temple University Press.   Grades P-12.  www.temple.edu/tempress    800 621 2736.
Rice, Judith Anne.  The Kindness Curriculum.  St. Paul, MN: Red Leaf Press.  2013.  Grades P-12.  www.redleafpress.org   800 423 8309.
Senn, Diane and Bowman, Susan.  Bullying in the Girl’s World. Chapin, SC: Youthlight, Inc.  2007.  Grades P-12.  www.youthlight.com.  800 209 9774.
Shariff, Shaheen.  Cyber-Bullying: Issues and Solutions for the School, the Classroom, and the Home.  New York, NY.  Routledge Publishers.  2008. 
Grades 4-12.  www.routledge.com  800 634 7064.
Simmons, Rachel.  Odd Girl Out. Boston, MA.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  2011.  Grades 3-12.  800 225 5425   www.hmhco.com   800 277 4707.
Trolley, Brabara and Hanel, Constance.  Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance.  Thousand Oaks, CA.  Corwin Press.  2009.  Grades P-12. www.corwinpress.com   800 233 9936.
Trujillo-Jenks, Laura.  Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools.  Florence, KY: Routledge Publishing. 2015. Grades P-12.  www.routledge.com   800 248 4724. 
Whitson, Signe.  8 Keys to End Bullying.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company.  2014.  Grades 3-12.  www.wwnorton.com   212 354 5500.
Possible Movies for Assignment #4
The following list of movies includes only a few possibilities. They are not rated by the instructor, so please investigate the movie prior to watching it. There are a variety of movies to choose from. In addition, you may substitute a television show (The Simpsons, Gossip Girls, Home Improvement, for example) for a movie.
A Christmas Story                                              Mean Girls
Back to the Future                                              Never Back Down
Big Bully                                                             Odd Girl Out
Billy Madison                                                      Rats and Bullies
Carrie                                                                  Revenge of the Nerds
D2: The Mighty Ducks                                        The Ant Bully
DrillBit Taylor                                                      The Benchwarmers
First Kid                                                              The Karate Kid
How to Eat Fried Worms                                    The Never Ending Story                        
                Lucas
A reminder:  These movies are not endorsed for their cinematic credentials or excellent story lines. They are examples of movies that show bullying. Please review the ratings and the description prior to watching (for your own viewing pleasure.)
  Website Suggestions for Assignment #7
http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
US Department of Health and Human Services offers flash movies, games, and information about bullying and how to prevent it.
http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/
Website for kids against bullying.  Many videos, games, and activities
http://www.mcgruff.org
How can you help stop bullies? Speak up and be a friend. Follows patterns of the “Take a bite out of crime” format from McGruff.  Ideas, books, guidelines for children.
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/mhs/index.asp
New bullying website for children.
http://www.deafbullyingprevention.com
Website for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  Strategies for bullying prevention.
http://www.cyberbullyingprevention.com
Helping children and teenagers avoid bullying over the internet.
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com
The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools.
http://www.cyberbully.org
Set up to help identify bullying over the internet and how to handle situations.
http://www.eyesonbullying.org
Strategies from teachers, parents, and care givers in reducing bullying.
http://www.bullypolice.org
Provides books, websites and psychologist/clinics that can help because schools canʼt do it all.
http://www.bullyfrog.com
The Bully Frog Program is a Bullying Character Education program for both Elementary and Middle School, that finally gives educators, students and parents ideas for helping children.