Presented by Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School
Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.
Join us for our community’s next webinar, led by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, which explores the culture of bullying and focuses on the individual stories of three students: Monique, Jacob, and Flannery. In the year since this book was published, Emily has traveled around the country talking to students, parents, and educators, and has heard a need from teens to not have adults preach to them about bullying, but to help them have opportunities to have complex conversations about their social experiences.
To support teachers, Emily will be sharing a Teacher’s Guide for using Sticks and Stones in the classroom, which she created with teacher and school director Meredith Garvin of New Haven Academy. The Teacher’s Guide, available for free, includes lessons based on the individual stories of teens in the book. The guide also is aligned to ELA Common Core Standards.
Join us on May 29th to learn how to help your students defeat bullying culture and create a positive school climate of empathy.