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Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

In this resource, James Dillon examines the framework necessary for change within school communities to prevent bullying in the school systems.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483365275
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication date: April 09, 2015

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Tackle underlying issues to get to the root of bullying

By reframing bullying prevention, you can make significant progress in addressing the underlying issues causing bullying and aggression in your school. In this resource, James Dillon digs into the work that busy educators often have little time for: translating rich and insightful research on the dynamics of change into practical terms. He probes deeply into the issues and why they persist in our schools to promote meaningful conversation among school staff and parents. Inside you’ll find

  • Vignettes, analogies, and real-life examples along with tools that illustrate the benefits of using alternative methods to prevent bullying
  • Discussion on transforming the role of discipline to reframe bullying among teachers, administrators, and students
  • Key ideas and concepts summarized in easy-to-understand bullet points and charts
  • Guidance on how to establish a school climate that promotes empathy and compassion instead of fear

Reframing bullying prevention will allow competent and caring educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

"With bullying in our schools intensifying and becoming a dangerous detriment to both the learning process and to the self-esteem of our students, James Dillon provides sound strategies and realistic conversations that must become integral to the reduction and prevention of bullying in the schools."
—Lori L. Grossman, Educational Consultant
Houston, TX

"While this book focuses on bullying prevention, the reframing process will change much more! Following the author’s ideas has the potential to dramatically and positively reframe a school culture to match the needs of the 21st century learners and educators."
— Scott A. Miller, Teacher
The American School of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Key features

  • Provides stories, analogies and real life examples to illustrate and underscore the key ideas presented throughout.
  • Compares the current approach to bullying prevention with a proposed alternative story of bullying prevention using comparison charts to illustrate the critical different between the stories.
  • Summarizes key ideas and concepts into bullet points and charts where appropriate.
  • The first two sections set the stage for the third section, which will offer specific strategies for “untying the NOTS.” This third section can be used as a planning guide for classroom, faculty and/or parent meetings.


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James Dillon

Jim Dillon has been an educator for over 35 years, including 20 years as a school administrator. While he was the principal of Lynnwood Elementary in New York, he developed the Peaceful School Bus Program, designed to prevent and reduce bullying, and subsequently published The Peaceful School Bus (Hazelden). The program is now being implemented in schools across the country.

Jim was named Principal of the Year in 2007 by the Greater Capital District Principal Center. He received recognition for administrative leadership for character education. In 2010, Lynnwood Elementary was recognized by NYS ASCD for Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century. Jim was an invited participant and presenter at the first National Summit on Bullying Prevention sponsored by the US Department of Education in 2010 and is a certified Olweus bullying Prevention Program trainer.

Jim is currently an educational consultant for Measurement Incorporated. He makes presentations and conducts workshops on a variety of educational topics, including instruction, classroom management, leadership, and supervision. He has presented at many local, state and national conferences.

He has four grown children, Ernie, Tim, Brian and Hannah. He and his wife, Louisa, a school social worker, live in Niskayuna, NY.

“We had Jim out for a day of consulting. The participants were impressed with both Jim’s style and his knowledge and presentation of the content. Jim is a totally genuine and gracious guy to work with. We would be happy to recommend him.”

— Connie Kramer, Removing Barriers – Mental Health, Fort McMurray Public Schools

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author



1. Bullying: From a Prank to an Outrage

2. The Frame Determines the Game

3. Bullying in the Frame/Game of Schools

4. How the Frame/Game Shapes Student Identity

5. The Promise of Reframing

6. Reframing Bullying Prevention: Building Community Spirit in Schools


7. Guidelines for Reframing Bullying Prevention

8. Heart Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention

9. “Who” Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention

10. “Do” Strategies for Reframing Bullying Prevention

11. Checklists for Reframing Bullying Prevention: Building Community Spirit in Schools

12. Questions and Answers





Price: $39.95
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