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Every classroom presents challenging behavior situations. Discover strategies and activities that will provide a foundation for educator action in the classroom, in related activities outside the classroom, as well as in cyberspace. Dr. Blythe Hinitz, Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey, shares ways we can work towards the creation of the peaceful classroom, fostering a classroom climate of respect and collaboration between adults and children.
How the foundations are formed in peace education, gender-free (non-sexist) education, and addressing challenging behaviors
How to define harassment, intimidation, bullying, and teasing [HIBT] in your own context
What the research says about the origins of “mean behaviors” in early childhood
How we can connect research and practice
Useful examples of the way these programs work in real classrooms
How to involve parents, children’s “significant others,” and the community in collaborative work to stop bullying before it starts
Which resources can help us
Educators, administrators, librarians, and other staff working with pre-k through grade five children are invited to watch this recorded webinar.
About the Presenter
Dr. Blythe Hinitz, Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey, is a 2016 Exchange Exceptional Master Leader and co-author of The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book. She is a member of the boards of OMEP-USA [the World Organization for the Education of Young Children] and Professional Impact New Jersey, and is President of the TCNJ Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. During her 50 years as an educator in the field she has authored and co-authored a number of books, book chapters and research papers on social studies, multicultural education, and the history of early childhood education (including a definitive text on the history of early education in the United States). She has been a keynote speaker on peace education and anti-bullying, harassment, intimidation and teasing in the U.S., Indonesia and Pakistan.
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