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Classroom Environment


to improve empathy and mean behavior

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Drawings
360 seconds
Draw a sad pineapple with an umbrella and a happy watermelon with sunglasses.
2. Word cloud
90 seconds
How can you tell when you are getting angry or stressed? (You only have 7 words so describe what and where you feel it starting, and we'll discuss.)
3. Poll
30 seconds
How do you practice self-care when feeling stressed?
  • Take deep breaths and count to 10
  • Go for a walk or play outside
  • Listen to calming music or your favorite song
  • Read a book or draw/color
  • Talk to a trusted adult about your feelings
4. Open question
240 seconds
What do you do that helps you calm down at school?
5. Poll
30 seconds
How do you practice positive self-talk?
  • Remind myself of my strengths
  • Encourage myself when facing challenges
  • Focus on the things I can control
  • Celebrate my accomplishments, big or small
  • Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations
6. Slide
60 seconds
7. Open question
120 seconds
If you've ever helped anyone, how did it make you feel?
8. Slide
60 seconds
Did you know...?
1. Calling someone mean names can lead to hurt feelings and damaged relationships. 2. Children who are bullied or called mean names can experience lasting effects on their self-esteem and mental health. 3. Mean name-calling is a form of verbal abuse that can be just as damaging as physical abuse. 4. Some countries have implemented laws against hate speech and verbal abuse, including name-calling. 5. Name-calling can be a way to exert power over someone or demonstrate social dominance. 6. On the other hand, some people use playful name-calling as a form of endearment or bonding with friends. 7. Scientists have studied the effects of name-calling on the brain and have found that insults can trigger the same regions as physical pain.
9. Poll
120 seconds
Poll activity
  • Calling classmates mean names is completely wrong. It can hurt their feelings and make them feel isolated.
  • We should always treat others with kindness and respect, regardless of our differences. Calling classmates mean names is not acceptable.
  • Sometimes calling classmates mean names can be funny and harmless, but other times it can be hurtful. You have to be careful.
  • Calling classmates mean names is bullying and absolutely disgusting. Anyone who supports name-calling should be ashamed of themselves.
10. Open question
210 seconds
What advice would you give to someone who has trouble making friends?
11. Slide
60 seconds
It’s a grim fact of life that some people who kill themselves do it at a depressingly young age. Earlier this year, it looked like Noah Brocklebank was going to be one of those people. At the age of 12 he was being bullied at school and had started cutting his arms. Then one day he posted a picture of his slashed-up wrist on Instagram with this message: “Day of scheduled suicide, February 8th, 2013, my birthday.” At this stage, the authorities intervened and took Noah into hospital. Looking for a way to convince her son that life was still worth living, his mother set up a Facebook page for friends and family, encouraging them to write to Noah. Then she left her home address and set the page to public. As anyone who knows the internet will tell you, this is like asking a bully to punch you. By rights, Noah should have been deluged with messages from scumbags. But instead, an amazing thing happened. The Internet took one look at this depressed and angry boy and decided, “not today.” Over the course of a week, literally thousands of people turned off their computers, sat down, and wrote a letter to this kid they’d never met. By the time of Noah’s scheduled suicide day, he’d received 7,000 letters basically telling him he was awesome. So yeah, turns out that sometimes even the Internet can get it together to do the right thing.
12. Open question
210 seconds
What kind words would you have written to Noah? ¿Qué amables palabras le habrías escrito a Noah?
13. Slide
60 seconds
Bullying Isn't "Just Bullying"
What can YOU do to help? Watch this 2 minute video and on the next slide, share one way YOU can help.
14. Open question
210 seconds
What is one thing you can do THIS WEEK to help prevent this from happening to someone you know? ¿Qué puedes hacer ESTA SEMANA para ayudar a evitar que esto le suceda a alguien que conoces?
15. Open question
210 seconds
Why is it important to STOP gateway behaviors? ¿Por qué es importante DETENER los comportamientos de entrada?
16. Poll
60 seconds
Would you rather have the power to instantly make bullies burst into laughter or have the ability to make them break out in spontaneous dance moves whenever they try to bully someone?
  • Make bullies burst into laughter
  • Make them break out in spontaneous dance moves
17. Open question
180 seconds
What can be done to prevent students from calling each other mean names in the classroom? ¿Qué se puede hacer para evitar que los estudiantes se insulten unos a otros en el aula?
18. Open question
180 seconds
What can you do to make someone in your school have a better day? ¿Qué puedes hacer para que alguien en tu escuela tenga un mejor día?

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