- In-school bullying is a persistent and problematic issue for students–particularly for students with disabilities
- Now, online professional development curriculum can help educators respond to and prevent bullying in school
- See related article: 5 ways bullying changed during the pandemic
Students with disabilities are often bullied and socially excluded in school at a far greater rate than their classmates. To help teachers recognize, respond to and prevent bullying toward these students, researchers at the University of Missouri collaborated to develop an evidence-based, online professional development curriculum.
The curriculum highlights the value of teachers building a strong rapport with their students, noticing changes in student behavior as potential warning signs, incorporating social skills and communication skills into classroom learning objectives, as well as practicing behavior-specific praise in a way that showcases students’ strengths and encourages collaboration with peers.…Read More