End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy (K12)


Did you know that 42% of bullying incidents take place in the hallways and stairwells of schools or that a bullying incident has a 57% chance of being stopped if a bystander intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied? Michele Borba examines the chilling statistics that show how widespread and prevalent bullying is in U.S. schools and responds with concrete strategies to reverse the trends of specific bullying behaviors. Acknowledging that bullying prevention is often reactive, Borba outlines how to build empathy into our classrooms to make more meaningful and permanent changes. End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy is not a bullying prevention program but a doctrine meant to work alongside research backed programs. The course will walk you through Michele Borba’s six “R’s” of bullying prevention: Rules, Recognize, Report, Respond, Refuse, and Replace. Her book educates teachers about the theories behind bullying prevention, provides the steps for building a comprehensive program in schools, and energizes educators to build empathy as a community.

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This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute.

*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.