Educators for Social Responsibility
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe, democratic and just world. Founded in 1982, ESR is a national leader in school reform and provides professional development, consultation, and educational resources to adults who teach young people in preschool through high school.
We are delighted to announce the release of Countering Bullying and Harassment: Skill-Based Lessons to Move from Bystander to Ally, a “read-it-today, use-it-tomorrow” resource with six streamlined and sequenced lessons per grade level that help students in grades 6-10 learn what bullying is and develop skills and strategies to address the devastating challenges that bullying and harassment can pose within a school community. Countering Bullying and Harassment fills an urgent need among middle and high school educators and students for focused and effective anti-bullying education programs flexible enough to implement in a variety of settings. Offering engaging activities including games, role-plays, cooperative learning, and text analysis, Countering Bullying and Harassment’s lessons are correlated to CASEL’s social and emotional learning standards and the Common Core ELA standards. This book, based on ESR’s work in the field for over 20 years, will become an essential resource to address an urgent need in middle and high schools today.