….5.   Anger Managers:  Most student anger is manifested in the hallway/school yard or in cyberspace.  A teacher’s presence in the hallway means being pro-active in reducing “incidents”. Students who write their own plays about anger and cyber-bullying are empowered to solve these social problems.  Ontario teachers now use British-inspired “restorative justice” techniques and circles in which the bully, the bullied, and others (e.g. fellow classmates, family) meet to discuss what went on and figure out how to “make it right”. In addition to restorative justice, I also point out to students that it is “better to think beforehand” than have to “make it right” afterwards.

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