Tag Archives: teachers helping kids with bullying

Bullying isn’t the problem; it’s a symptom

Leah Kyaio/ June 11, 2018/ Blog, Bullying, Teacher Tools

It’s easy to target bullying as the problem. After all, it is what is seen, what impacts people directly. It’s like bleeding – you can see it and it makes a mess but unless you figure out what causes the bleeding, it won’t stop. Bullying is like bleeding. It’s a symptom of something very wrong. You can see the bullying

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Bulllying is a behavior

Leah Kyaio/ May 28, 2018/ Blog, Bullying, Teacher Tools

Seems pretty obvious, right?  Bullying is a behavior.  The cool thing about bullying as a behavior is that the paradigms of behavior apply.  We know, through years of research and application, that; Behavior meets a need. As long as that need is met, the behavior will not change. A behavior does not just stop.  It has to be replaced. In

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Bullying is OUR Fault

Leah Kyaio/ April 9, 2018/ Blog, Bullying

I’ve come to a revelation. As adults – teachers, parents, grandparents, guardians, neighbors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, community members, administrators, business people, and humans – bullying behavior is our fault. We model it in all our systems and most corporations. We model it as a nation. And we do nothing to REALLY make it stop. I believe (and research supports) that bullying

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