At its annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summits , we hear the same call every year–teachers want to help stop bullying, but they don’t know how. Training in bullying prevention is available, but much of it is expensive or based on dated research. That’s why the Department of Education and its Safe and Supportive Technical Assistance Center set out to create a free, state-of-the-art training tool kit for classroom teachers on bullying.
The two-part program aims to help teachers understand best practices in stopping bullying on the spot and avoiding it before it starts. The training toolkit consists of PowerPoints, trainer guides, handouts and feedback forms that districts, schools and teachers can use free of charge. Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers provided feedback on the modules and made suggestions on what teachers would find most useful.