No Place for Bullying
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No Place for Bullying
Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student

Foreword by Kevin Jennings



© 2012 | 288 pages | Corwin

Discover the keys to successful bullying prevention!

No Place for Bullying describes the paradigm shifts a school administrator needs to create in order to develop and lead a schoolwide bully prevention program. Preventing and counteracting bullying should be a top priority for every school leader, but anti-bullying efforts often fail because they do not have full support from all stakeholders, including parents.

This accessible book makes it easy to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention:

  • The WILL to address the problem
  • The SKILL to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying
  • The FOLLOW-THROUGH to ensure that anti-bullying policies are established and sustained

Filled with activities and examples, No Place for Bullying provides the tools to inspire the cultural shift necessary to combat bullying in schools. Ensure that bullying prevention becomes an ongoing and established part of your school's culture and climate by becoming an instrument of change!

To learn more about Jim Dillon's consulting services, visit www.noplaceforbullying.com.

"This book is outstanding. It walks you through the complexity of the issue and provides practical ways to implement the process through staff training activities."
—Holly Leach, Principal
Northshore Christian Academy, Everett, WA

"Just in time! No Place for Bullying is an outstanding example of what is good in education today. This toolkit responds to a growing concern for the safety and protection of all students and their rights."
—Marian White-Hood, Director of Academics
Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington, DC

 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Section 1: The Will
 
1. The Blind Spot of Bullying Prevention
 
2. The Moral Purpose and Obligation of Bullying Prevention
 
3. How We See It Is How We Solve It
 
4. Changing Your Mind(set)
 
Section 2: The Skill
 
5. You Can't Bully Your Way to Bullying Prevention
 
6. Leadership for Bullying Prevention: What Not to Do and Not to Think
 
7. Leading Groups to Lead
 
8. The Human Face of Data
 
9. "Of the Students, by the Students, for the Students": What School Leaders Need to Know
 
10. “Of the Students, by the Students, for the Students”: What School Leaders Need to Do
 
Section 3: The Follow Through (Infrastructure)
 
11. Leadership for a Change
 
12. Policies, Programs, and Practices
 
13. Discipline in the Right Climate: Rules, Consequences, Supervision, and Intervention
 
14. Beyond the School Building: Parents, the School Bus, and the Digital World
 
15. Beyond Bullying Prevention: Climate Change for the Better
 
Appendix: Bullying Prevention Resources
 
References
 
Index

“The book is outstanding. It walks you through the complexity of the issue and gives practical ways to implement the process through staff training activities.”

Holly Leach, Principal
Northshore Christian Academy, Everett, WA

“Just in time! No Place for Bullying is an outstanding example of what is good in education today. This educational toolkit responds to a growing concern for the safety and protection of all students and their rights.”

Marian White-Hood, Director of Academics
Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington, DC

"I commend the author for compiling this resource along with the activities within. Bullying happens in most schools, and the knowledge, skills, and applications included in this text will be a great addition to the other resources available on bullying. The activities included are powerful and can be difference makers when trying to change behavior with a variety of stakeholders. WOW!!!"

Harriet Gould, Adjunct Professor
Concordia University

"There are many shifts and changes in education that take up a great deal of our time as instructional leaders.  But what we all must remember is that students cannot learn in an environment that is not safe.  In his book, No Place for Bullying: Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student James Dillon (2012) states, “When in doubt, remind yourself and your colleagues about what really matters: having even one student walk through the school day a little less afraid and more hopeful than the day before” (p. 29).

I was impressed by his organization of the book into the three keys to school climate and culture; the Will, the Skill, and the Follow Through (Infrastructure).  He discusses difficulties a school leader may face while trying to find solutions to the problem of bullying.  His suggestions for how to overcome those difficulties include multiple approaches that could be used in any situation.

Dillon’s approach is very administrator-friendly.  He provides all the tools to begin formulating a plan with staff for addressing bullying.  Each chapter begins with background information based on current research, a summary, and activities to do with staff.  The activities are engaging with most using video clips as discussion starters.  Most of the activities in the “Will” section of the book could be used to open discussion on any topic, not just bullying. 

His background as a school administrator is evident in the book.  His recommendations are practical and help put into perspective how the approach of the school leader can have a deep impact on the success of any bullying prevention program.  He also addresses many of the issues we all face when trying to get staff on board for a new or changing initiative."

Amy Campbell, Middle School Principal
Beekmantown Middle School, New York

"This book looks at the paradigm shifts that must occur for school-wide bullying programs to be effectively implemented by school administrators. Scores of issues are addressed like the blind spot in bullying prevention, programs and practices, ethical ramifications and solutions. In addition to an appendix of bullying prevention resources, No Place for Bullying also includes an extensive list of references and a well-organized index.

The author of No Place for Bullying is an educator with 35 years of experience - 10 of them in the role of school administrator. While the book contains useful information for school administrators, No Place for Bullying has a decidedly American slant. Information is presented with an eye to legal and political ramifications. Despite those limitations, school administrators and those searching for extensive research on bullying prevention may find this book highly informative."

Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers
Key features

No Place for Bullying provides school principals and other school leaders such as assistant principals, counselors, and psychologists with the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention:

  • The WILL (commitment, desire and moral obligation) for addressing the problem

  • The SKILL (knowledge, strategies and tools available) for leading others toward a common goal of reducing and preventing bullying

  • The FOLLOW THROUGH (procedures, processes, protocols, and traditions) for ensuring that bullying prevention becomes an ongoing and established part of the school's culture and climate

This book features:

  • Jim Dillon is a certified Olweus bully prevention program trainer. Olweus is the most widely used, recommended, and researched anti-bullying program in the country.
  • In addition to offering solutions, the book also explains why most anti-bullying efforts fail
  • Includes information on how to assess and improve overall school climate
  • Describes how to involve all members of the school community, including parents
  • Includes additional useful information such as how to deliver effective presentations in order get buy-in from community members and staff, how to collect and analyze data, directions to video clips, and sample forms and case studies

 


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