For our presentation we will be talking about how bullying has a negative impact on student learning. When students are more concerned about others opinions of them, they can be distracted them from getting an education.
Note: Student projects may be difficult to hear in spots. Please stay tuned while full written transcripts are being prepared!
By: Team Name Ankle Biters: Caitlyn, 8th Grade
Teacher: Kimberly Finley, Bates Academy, Detroit
Theme: General Place-Based Education, Student Voice
Thanks for your leadership here! I was bullied as a child and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all that you are doing!!!!
We all deserve spaces that nurture self-esteem and self worth, and to support us in becoming our best selves – I really like your choice of those words. And I totally agree–bullying affects us all, even if we are not the personal target. We need to stand with each other and call out bullying when we see it.
YES! This is the foundation of why bullying is so negative. It is so important that school is a safe place for all students. You all did an excellent job speaking and making your points. I hope your voices are heard in your school and beyond.
You are right about this! In third and fourth grade, we try hard to start understanding this–it is a lifelong problem we have to keep fighting against. Thank you so much for bringing this to the attention of others.