Bullying: What Are We Teaching?

Did you see the recent news report about a kindergarten teacher who lined her class up and directed each child, in turn, to hit a classmate who'd been accused of bullying other children? I had a lot of thoughts about what happened and about the people involved in this incident. I thought about the teacher and how frustrated she must have been feeling. I remembered how bad it feels when you can't figure out how to respond to student misbehavior effectively. I wondered why the child was accused of bullying and whether or not he'd actually engaged in bullying behaviors.
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