The Teacher’s Toolkit For Creating A Supportive Classroom

Creating a supportive and bully-free classroom takes time, energy, and determination. It can’t be done overnight and certainly can’t be done without a ton of effort on the teacher’s part. That’s exactly why a team at the Department of Education created a series of toolkits to help you build a safe and supportive classroom.

It focuses on working to solve the bully problem and then moving onto crafting a long-term plan for a safer school experience for everyone. These modules were designed to work together.

The first focuses on how to identify and effectively intervene during bullying. The second discusses effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is rare.

The DoE recommends using both modules in a short period of time.

Module 1 – Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior

Addresses how to identify and effectively intervene when bullying occurs (including tips on de-escalation).

Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)
PowerPoint (PPT)
Handouts (PDF)
Module 1 Trainer Feedback

Module 2 – Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate

Considers effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is less likely to occur.

Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)
PowerPoint (PPT)
Handouts (PDF)
Module 2 Trainer Feedback

*Please return to the ed.gov site once you’ve delivered this module and complete a short survey (see trainer feedback form links above) to provide feedback on how this content can be improved in the future.

1 Comment

  1. Puanani White

    October 4, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I am real excited about this resource that you have provided but the PDF’s have letters missing from most of the words. It is illegible. Could you check it out and let me know if it is something I am not doing right? I have the latest upgrades of software, Adobe, etc. and have uploaded a PDF downloader. My computer is a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G56). I look forward to your reply.