How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom?
Bullying and teasing takes many forms, but none of them are acceptable in higher education classrooms. Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., an experienced educator and counselor, shares a resolutely practical approach, developed to help you confront the issue of bullying or teasing in your classroom.
How to handle classroom bully behavior
From so-called jokes to flat-out harassment, bullying takes many forms, but none of them are acceptable in higher education.
Avoiding or ignoring bullying will not make it go away, and the damage done to students can be severe.
Even if it doesn’t lead to explosive or tragic consequences, aggressive or disrespectful behavior interferes with creating a positive learning environment.
In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor session, Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., an experienced educator and counselor, shares a resolutely practical approach, developed to help you confront the issue of bullying or teasing in your classroom.
During this information-packed session, you’ll learn how to:
- Be proactive about bullying prevention—start creating a supportive educational community with your syllabus and first class
- Preserve your equanimity when dealing with difficult student behavior
- Meet privately with the person exhibiting the bullying behavior
- Meet privately with the individual targeted by the bully
- Communicate your concerns about bullying behavior to other campus officials
- Be aware of Title IX / OCR reporting rules on your campus
At the conclusion of this classroom management program you will be ready to address teasing and bullying in your classroom by implementing these five key approaches:
- Creating a positive community
- Maintaining your composure and not embarrassing a bully
- Meeting with bullying and teasing students
- Meeting with victims of bullying and teasing
- Passing along your concerns to campus officials
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Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., past-president of the American College Counseling Association, is Senior Vice President for Professional Development Programs at the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NHCERM, www.ncherm.org).
He is the president-elect of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA, www.nabita.org), current president of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE, www.wearescope.org) and the managing editor for Student Affairs eNews (SAeN, www.studentaffairsenews.com).
Over the past thirteen years, Brian has taught counseling theory, ethics, program evaluation, statistics and sociology topics at both public and private schools for both graduate and undergraduate students at five college and universities.
Brian has served as the director of counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He is the author of several books including: Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches in Prevention and A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom. Brian is an expert on campus violence and has been interviewed by the New York Times, National Public Radio, LA Times, USA Today and has appeared on Headline News and Anderson Cooper 360.
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