Lakewood Elementary School Bullying Paper

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Introduction Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction and improve our education system is easier said than done. The initial challenge is recognizing underlying problems keeping students from learning. This challenge, in part, is due to the fact that the issues may change significantly depending on who is labelling them, whether it is educators, parents, lawmakers and students. In this paper the writer will address bullying and how it challenges student, teachers, administrators, parents and the community at Lakewood Elementary School. In 2012 a bully incident ended up taking the life of a fourth grader at Lakewood Elementary. This incident shocked the school and community. Principal Kidd started Positive Behavior Support…show more content…
The Coalition for Community Schools (CCS) believes that community schools both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings and weekends (What…show more content…
This system may either be good or bad depending on the nature of society. If the society is good the system will aim to promote good moral values; if the society is bad the system will promote unethical practices. To many educators and parents, it’s common sense: children who have strong social and emotional skills perform better in school, have more positive relationships with peers and adults, and have more positive emotional adjustment and mental health. Because children spend a significant portion of their time in schools, schools are a major context for social and emotional development, growing along with and connected to academics. Conclusion Eliminating or minimizing bullying at Lakewood Elementary and placing the focus point on a more conclusive objective such as the point system will enrich these children with a sense of responsibility and amour-propae when it comes to behavior in school. Positive reinforcement is a school wide goal to help shape and change behavior at Lakewood Elementary this system will work by presenting a motivating item (points) to the children after the desired Javier has been exhibited(to not bully) creating a dynamic in this school where children will view bullying as I

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