Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Facebook status I saw today...

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now, even though they ...............said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. *Copy and paste this if you are against bullying."

I didn't want to add this to my page because I've added heaps of stuff like this before. I just thought I would share it with all you guys.

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Anna said...

i think that's from Call Me Hope, but maybe gretchen olson just uses the exersice too.

Miss Meadows said...

I love it when teachers come up with these different but affective examples! This was a really good way to illustrate bullying. Hope it worked... :)