One of my biggest complaints as a teacher was bullies. I absolutely hated to see a child being bullied. Unfortunately, it seems to be happening more and more in today’s society. As teachers, it is our job to recognize it and deal with it immediately!
All of the children are in our care for a period of time throughout the day and if I ever saw a teacher ‘look the other way’ at a bully because he/she did not want to ‘deal with it’, well, that was never ok in my book! When I was in fifth grade, I had a fellow student who would sit behind me and yanked my hair. I would turn and politely and tell this student to quit pulling my hair. She would laugh at me and then do it once more less than a second later. (more…)