New Heights School
A No-Bullying Zone
One of the biggest problems with schools is the pervasive problems associated
with bullying. No person should have to go through school fearing that they will
be picked on, teased, or physically hurt. Likewise, people who bully should be
taught that their behavior is not a reflection of personal control, but rather a
lack of it, since people should be able to find healthier ways of dealing with
anger and frustration, and to know that hurting others ultimately hurts them as
well, and contaminates the environment in which they are in. As such, there will
be a zero tolerance for negative behavior at New Heights School. No child should
ever feel that they are at risk for being harassed or bullied and negative
behavior will simply not be tolerated. We need to remember that name calling and
bullying is a learned behavior, it is not something people need to do to get
along in the world. Clearly, just as it can be learned, so can it be unlearned.
New Heights School will be a positive and encouraging environment, one that will
naturally promote good feelings. Being a smaller school this objective of
creating a no-bullying zone is an achievable goal, and one that we should all
agree to strive for. It is not expecting perfection, yet it does expect that all
people will put forth every effort to make their behavior positive and
encouraging. New Heights School will encourage open discussion, and develop
strategies to positively impact moral development.
What does good behavior look like?
• using positive words such as, “may I help you”, “I like you”, “good job”
are all welcome to be used!
• being respectful of individual differences
A Learning Culture and Environment
There are so many other great ways we can make the environment great. I will
be looking forward to having the students brainstorm more ways and adding them
to our list that will be posted in a prominent place in the school room.
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