This Create a Safe Antibullying Environment in the Classroom lesson plan also includes:
Helping children understand their own feelings and reactions is the first step toward building empathy and combating bullying behaviors. Using cards with characters and relevant questions on them, conduct a group discussion about feelings. Learners draw what they think certain feelings look like. They then work on developing assertive behaviors through discussion and role-play activities.
- Highlight these important social skills by working on empathy and assertiveness at the beginning of the school year; when problems arise, you can come back to these activities and reteach or reflect
- See the materials for links to the appropriate age-level cards for this activity
- Activities are appropriate for the age group
- Combines discussion with art and role-play activities to keep kids engaged