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Privateer



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Teaching not to bully Reply with quote

Cedar used to post on here and now she's written a good article on teaching kids to be kind to the weak:

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/ethical-use-power-children-0222124/

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“So now, why do people want to be kind? What do you get out of being kind?” “It feels better. They be kind back to us. I liked teaching my little brother. You get a reward. I feel happy. God knows about it.” I think these sixth graders in Indonesia understood the basics about the power differential, and I look forward to finding naturally emerging ways to build on this. Ethical and wise use of power is a universally important topic.


More worthwhile than the average English lesson, I think.
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Unibrow



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bullying is a part of life. Some bullying goes way too far and needs to be taken care of. But the world is not always a kind place. People pick on the weak and socially awkward after their school days. Bullying shouldn't be encouraged, but it's a normal thing that people should experience.
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s.tickbeat



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own best anti-bullying tactic is to call it what is it - to students, adults, whatever. When you don't have time to explain why behavior can be hurtful, a simple 'that's sexism and it is unacceptable in the classroom' will work wonders.

Against other expats, it's also hugely effective.

http://education.illinois.edu/edpsy/documents/EdWkBeyondBullyPrevEspelage.pdf

Also, read that. ^
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Teaching not to bully Reply with quote

Privateer wrote:
Cedar used to post on here and now she's written a good article on teaching kids to be kind to the weak:

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/ethical-use-power-children-0222124/

Quote:
“So now, why do people want to be kind? What do you get out of being kind?” “It feels better. They be kind back to us. I liked teaching my little brother. You get a reward. I feel happy. God knows about it.” I think these sixth graders in Indonesia understood the basics about the power differential, and I look forward to finding naturally emerging ways to build on this. Ethical and wise use of power is a universally important topic.


More worthwhile than the average English lesson, I think.



These are not my people; an outsider cannot change the culture in schools and society here. We are metics, we are not citizens.
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Lucas



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
God knows about it


God has no place in 'mainstream' education - end of Exclamation
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The Cosmic Hum



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucas wrote:
Quote:
God knows about it


God has no place in 'mainstream' education - end of Exclamation


Yeah...that is a good point.
Once proselytizing enters the equation, education exits.
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tardisrider



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cosmic Hum wrote:
Lucas wrote:
Quote:
God knows about it


God has no place in 'mainstream' education - end of Exclamation


Yeah...that is a good point.
Once proselytizing enters the equation, education exits.


I agree in large part, but the quote about god (from the article) is simply coming from something that one of the children said; it's not any indication of proselytizing or of religious indoctrination on the part of the teacher.
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lithium



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cosmic Hum wrote:
Lucas wrote:
Quote:
God knows about it


God has no place in 'mainstream' education - end of Exclamation


Yeah...that is a good point.
Once proselytizing enters the equation, education exits.


Look at the state of the educational system in America since He was removed. Could there be a correlation?
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The Cosmic Hum



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tardisrider wrote:
The Cosmic Hum wrote:
Lucas wrote:
Quote:
God knows about it


God has no place in 'mainstream' education - end of Exclamation


Yeah...that is a good point.
Once proselytizing enters the equation, education exits.


I agree in large part, but the quote about god (from the article) is simply coming from something that one of the children said; it's not any indication of proselytizing or of religious indoctrination on the part of the teacher.



Oops...I think you're right...good call.
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The Cosmic Hum



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lithium wrote:
Look at the state of the educational system in America since He was removed. Could there be a correlation?

There could be...and?

Look at the state of the world since they didn't put Me in charge.
Could there be a correlation?
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fermentation



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cosmic Hun 2012?
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jonpurdy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly effective teacher can add social justice into any strand. Having students attempt to communicate their thoughts on bullying is a great way to use their English and hit the social justice piece at the same time. Plus, it's more interesting than the regular stuff from the textbooks.
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Privateer



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Teaching not to bully Reply with quote

Kimchifart wrote:
Privateer wrote:
Cedar used to post on here and now she's written a good article on teaching kids to be kind to the weak:

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/ethical-use-power-children-0222124/

Quote:
“So now, why do people want to be kind? What do you get out of being kind?” “It feels better. They be kind back to us. I liked teaching my little brother. You get a reward. I feel happy. God knows about it.” I think these sixth graders in Indonesia understood the basics about the power differential, and I look forward to finding naturally emerging ways to build on this. Ethical and wise use of power is a universally important topic.


More worthwhile than the average English lesson, I think.



These are not my people; an outsider cannot change the culture in schools and society here. We are metics, we are not citizens.


If you see bullying in your classroom, you should do something about it, end of story. As a teacher in the classroom, metic or no, you represent authority and it is important that authority be moral.
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schwa



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Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metic. I just learned a new word I'd never heard before (thanks!) & it comes remarkably close to much about the longterm expat situation in Korea presently. History, like a merry-go-round.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metic

Also, the article linked by the OP strikes me as fresh & thoughtful.
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