Research is clear: Bullying is learned and can be unlearned. What’s more, cultivating empathy is the forgotten antidote to bullying. In this webinar, Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D., shared evidence that the best way to reduce bullying is not with a packaged program but with homegrown, data-driven efforts by a staff that applies only proven practices. Best yet, none of these strategies cost a dime!
Dr. Borba’s empowering, informative presentation is brimming with real-life stories, the latest behavioral research, and simple tools to reduce bullying and victimization and inspire upstanders to speak up. Educators will learn to instill empathy in their classrooms, schools, organizations, and homes.
This recorded presentation will be of interest to a wide range of K–12 educators in private and public schools, including classroom teachers, administrators, social workers, counselors, principals, and classified personnel.
About the Presenter
Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized educational psychologist and expert in bullying prevention, social-emotional learning, and character development and has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She is a Today Show contributor, appearing over 140 times, and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, and The Early Show, among others, and has been regularly quoted in national media including The New York Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. Dr. Borba has authored 24 books; her latest are UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World and The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention. For more information: micheleborba.com, Facebook.com/drmicheleborba, and Twitter @micheleborba.
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