Affecting the Future

Since beginning Althouse in September the topic of bullying and safe schools has been a large part of the conversation of responsible teaching. Since the more publicized suicides of students across North America in recent years, the epidemic of bullying has been raised in the national consciousness. I believe this is an important step in understanding and helping not only those affected by bullying, but the bullies themselves. Many people have the idea that kids will be kids…kids will be cruel…kids will be unkind- it’s called being a kid. Many people have the idea that once you’re done high school it is easy to move on, because words don’t hurt and it gets better. Recently, a fellow teacher candidate mentioned the “It Gets Better” campaign in one of my classes, as a forum for LGBTQ students who are/have experienced bullying to hear and read about how it gets better after high…

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