Archive | February 2013

Canadian Poet Creates Visuals to Express Pain of Bullying

Canadian Poet Shane Koyczan, who performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, took his poem “To This Day” which describes some of Koyczan’s own personal experiences and those of a friend and combined it with visuals to express the lasting effects of bullying.  Check out this article on the poem and click on the poem below:

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A Mother Who Doesn’t Allow Her Disability to Define Her

Check out this touching NPR story called A Life Defined Not by Disability about a woman, Bonnie Brown, who has an intellectual disability, who did not let it stop her from being a mother and how her daughter has lovingly responded.

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

A lighthearted link for today:

Restorative Justice – so much harder and better than suspending and expelling

Often times, when people think of restorative justice, they think that kids don’t have to face the consequences of what they’ve done, in fact, just the opposite is true.  They go through a much harder process where they have to understand how their actions have an impact on those around them and may even have to apologize (authentically) to their community.

Check out these two videos to learn more about restorative justice and also click on my previous post, Restorative Justice: A New Study Provides Data to Back Up What We Already Know.