||Lesson: Responding to Name-Calling, Verbal Harassment, Bullying
Level: Elementary, Middle, & Secondary
Your response to name-calling and harassment will be impacted by both the setting in which it occurs and the time available to you. The choices you make while walking rapidly through the hallway on your way to teach your next class will, of necessity, be different from the options you can choose with plenty of time to spare and the structure of a classroom supporting you. If “time and place” allow for only punitive or reactive responses, or if the needs of the targeted student will be better served by your speaking to the offending student(s) later, make sure to carve out a future “time and place” to deal with the situation more reflectively. Education will go much further than punishment alone!