Educator and Coach Toolkit

Preventing Bullying

Engage with actionable tools to build a culture of kindness in the classroom or on the playing field. Customize ready-made resource for engaging families in stopping bullying before it starts.

Among parents who find their school’s anti-bullying policies ineffective, nearly half say that an absence of information about allyship and prevention is part of the problem.

The 2022 Choose Kindness Project Survey, conducted by Ipsos

Lay the foundation for building community

Build a strong and healthy community

Build a strong and healthy community by facilitating learning activities from Special Olympics Unified Classroom on topics like belonging, teamwork, and wellness. Then, customize and share table talk prompts with students’ families to strengthen partnerships and extend the learning at home.

Stop bullying before it starts

Collaboratively define bullying

Use the Defining Bullying Learning Activity to come to a shared understanding of what bullying looks and sounds like. Then invite families to extend the conversation with aligned table talk prompts.

Contract for mutual respect & inclusion

Facing History & Ourselves proposes a process of creating a contract for mutual respect and inclusion that invites you to define  what the agreement will include, help prompt student reflection, and facilitate development of your contract. Explore their learning activities and then extend the conversation at home with aligned table talk prompts.

Intentionally build a culture of inclusion

Build intentional inclusion with learning activities from Harvard University Graduate Schools of Education’s Making Caring Common Project. Their Humans of Your School strategy develops students’ capacity for empathy through building their understanding of their own and others’ histories, lived experiences, interests, and unique characteristics. Their Circle of Concern strategy helps students expand who they think about, care about, have empathy for, and want to offer kindness to.

Ensure every youth is known by at least one adult

Children need positive, stable relationships with caring adults in order to thrive. Harvard University Graduate Schools of Education’s Making Caring Common Project helps educators ensure each student is known by at least one adult through their Relationship Mapping Strategy. Educators work together to map their relationships to students, reflect, plan for action, and ensure connections are sustained.

Prevent bullying on the playing field

Make sports more positive, equitable, and accessible

Positive Coaching Alliance trains coaches and partners with youth sports organizations, parents, sports leaders, and communities to make sports more positive, equitable, and accessible. Share an excerpt of Elevating Your Game to spark conversation about how players can use their influence to build a culture of kindness and inclusion, and explore their tip sheet, Preventing Hazing and Bullying on Your Team.

Engage families in preventing cyberbullying

Connect families with best-in-class resources
Equip families with a process for tech planning

Guide families to build a shared understanding with their children around technology use. Tailor a note to families that introduces Common Sense Media’s Family Tech Planners, which help families think through topics like screen time, appropriate content, and online interactions.

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Check out other helpful resources

We have many other resources available to you beyond the Educator and Coach Toolkit. Just a couple options to get started:

Check out the Parent Playbooks
Check out Resources and Support
Emergency Services

Call 911

Emergency: 911

Mental Health Crisis

Call 988

Mental Health Crisis: 988