The U.S. Department of Education has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom teachers and educators. The toolkit was developed by the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center, supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, in collaboration with the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers.
This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms. Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.
Addresses how to identify and effectively intervene when bullying occurs (including tips on de-escalation).
Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)
Module 1 Trainer Feedback
Considers effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is less likely to occur.
DESIGN TEAM NOTE: This training toolkit was intentionally designed to be offered as a series. The content of each module complements and completes the content contained in the other module. While Module 1 (Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior) addresses how to identify and effectively intervene when bullying occurs (including tips on de-escalation), Module 2 (Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate) considers effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is less likely to occur. It’s our belief that teachers and students alike are best served when BOTH modules are covered with teachers within a short timeframe of one another.
*Please return to this site once you’ve delivered this module and complete a short survey (see trainer feedback form links above) to provide feedback on how this content can be improved in the future.