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    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

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    Bullying - Personal Thoughts? Grade 5-Tertiary
    A student’s attempt at suicide leads a teacher to reflect on how we should respond to online bullying and implications of violent plans.

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    Bullying - Witnesses in Silence Grade 5-Tertiary
    Peer mistreatment, also known as bullying, is a systematic behavior of harassment and intimidation whose consequences are usually isolation and social exclusion. Three main actors can be distinguished: the victim, the aggressor and the witnesses. The latter...

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    Bullying in Adventist Schools - The Adventist Heritage Skit Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention "seminar offer[ed] teachers resources to help prevent bullying in their schools." The presenters have provided a skit and two related coloring pages: #1,...

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    Choose Kindness - A K-12 Anti-Bullying Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session described a school's campaign to created a "school-wide, Christ-like environment based on 'choosing kindness' instead of 'anti-bullying.'" They have made their curriculum freely available, including their...

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    Correlation Between Bullying and Students’ Attitude Toward Learning - A Case of Secondary Schools in Tarime District, Tanzania Grade 9-Grade 12
    "This study sought to establish the correlation between bullying and students’ attitude toward learning in secondary schools of Tarime District, Tanzania, using a survey research design."

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    Curbing Violence in Schools - Implications for Christian Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A safe and supportive school environment is necessary for enhancing and nurturing students’ gifts, talents, and abilities. Within the last ten years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in violent confrontations within school environments...

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    Cyberbullying Penetrates the Walls of the Traditional Classroom Preschool-Grade 12
    Learn about prevention programs to proactively deal with the harmful effects of cyberbullying. This article includes information about legal issues, terminology, prevalence of bullying online, as well as ways to incorporate positive peer mentoring in Adventist...

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    Cyberbullying Policy - GCA Sample Grade 1-Grade 12
    A sample cyberbullying policy drafted by Georgia Cumberland Academy. Download this word document as a template to build your school's cyberbullying and bullying policy.

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    Cybersmart - Learning Online Safety Preschool-Lifelong
    "While the internet provides many positives there are also risks. Cyberbullying, inappropriate contact, identity theft, scams and exposure to adult content can make the internet a risky place for children. The risks exist for all children, from...

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    Dealing With Bullies in Christian Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    At what time should teachers intervene when students complain of being bullied by their peers? Clarence U. Dunbebin addresses the issue of bullying in Christian schools. Topics covered include: How Common is Bullying?; The Terrible Results of Bullying; How...

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    Emergency Procedures Manual - Columbia Union Conference Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 32-page manual from the Columbia Union Conference includes topics such as bomb threats, severe weather, runaways, field trip emergencies, and more. As always, know your own local jurisdiction's procedures.

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    Fostering the Development of Empathy in the Classroom - A Strategic Response to the Problem of Bullying Preschool-Grade 6
    "Describes the development of empathy within children and provides classroom-based interventions that will foster its development. The development of empathy is a complex process involving both cognitive and affective functioning and awareness. Various...

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    Gossip 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article looks at gossip and why people do it and what we can do about it.

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    Implementing Climate Change for Increased Kindness and Relationships - Boarding Academy and Connected Learning Strategies Grade 9-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session's presentation brings "practical strategies in decreasting hurtful behaviors (i.e., Bullying, Conflict, etc.) among students in order to build a school climate that is caring, kind, and connected."

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    JAE Editorial: School Safety Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can Adventist Christian educators ensure that principles of love, peace, kindness, gentleness supersede bullying, threatening, hitting or stealing within their school environments? Paul E. Plummer addresses the need for vigilance in addressing the increasingly...

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    Loving the Unlovely - Teachers Share Their Response Preschool-Tertiary
    Three teachers share their reflections on how to relate to students whose beliefs, attitudes, remarks, thinking, or even appearance may disrupt class harmony. Whether the student is misbehaving or simply doesn't fit in with the others, it is important for...

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    Making a Difference - Preventing and Dealing with Child Abuse Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how to help with the global child abuse problem. Sections including recognizing the forms of child abuse, protecting the Adventist school campus (including higher education), counting the costs, putting integrity first, corporal punishment, creating...

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    PET 09-04: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Preschool-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' April 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features information for staff discussion and planning for internet safety regarding cyberbullying and sexting in particular.

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    Sample Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    School Choice - What Motivates Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With more private school options than ever before, many parents are now consumers looking to make an informed decision. What motivates them? Consider this study which "set out to explore the factors that influence parents’ choice of school for their...

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    Solving the Bullying Problem in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The National Association of School Psychologists reports that school bullying accounts for over 160,000 children skipping school everyday in the United States. Bullying can take the form of harassment, persecution, physical violence, and emotional discomfort....

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    Student Peer Bullying - A Brief Overview of the Problem and Some Associated Myths Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Over the past few years the news media has increasingly highlighted the problem of peer bullying in schools. Within school communities there is a considerable divergence of opinion as to how it should be viewed and what should be done to address...

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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Relationship Between School Climate and Student Bullying Grade 3-Grade 8
    "This study investigates the relationship between student perceptions of school climate and selfreported bullying between students...A significant negative relationship was found between measures of positive school climate and the prevalence of student...

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    The Screwtape Strategies - Hamstringing the Impact and Influence of Christian Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "With acknowledgement to, and written in the spirit of C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape letters, using the literary device of inversion. Hopefully, the device should assist readers to gain insight into and question and critique the tactics used...

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    The Tragedy of Child and Adolescent Suicide Grade 5-Grade 12
    "This story is a composite―an amalgamation of several true stories―and is used to illustrate the need for more attention to be paid to child and teen suicide, which is becoming a common narrative among young people today."

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    The Young Peacemaker Grade 3-Grade 8
    Help your students develop conflict resolution skills using the excellent Young Peacemaker series. A parent/teacher manual, 12 student booklets and colorful chart can be ordered online, along with many other useful resources.

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    Tips - Bullying - Teacher Bulletin Volume 4 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Bullying has become a wide spread problem in our schools and communities. All over the country, schools are incorporating anti-bullying workshops into their curriculum. These articles contain information on bullying. The information ranges to what bullying...

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    Tips - Bullying - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Articles concerning bullying and youth violence: Keeping the Peace at School Bullied Kids - Suffering in Silence Bully-Proof Your Kids

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    Tips - Seven Recommendations You Can Give Every Parent Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides seven simple but vital suggestions teachers can make to help parents enhance the possibilities of their child's success in school.

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    Training Young Peacemakers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Peacemaking is an essential life skill for students of all ages. Marilyn Fargo addresses how teachers can integrate this important social skill into every aspect of the curriculum by sharing how she successfully implements concepts from The Young Peacemaker,...