Work on Words | Best in Show 2015

Jane Lee, Daria Azizian, Lollie Nguyen take the top honors in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival with their film ‘Work on Words’.  These high school students attend Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody, British Columbia.  This film was entered in the ‘Social Commentary’ category and the judging committee recognized it as this year’s ‘Best in Show’.  Congratulations on your award and superb job at communicating a very powerful message!

Not In Our Town

Encourage students to think about how bullying can limit freedom of speech and expression with this lesson from PBS LearningMedia.  Students watch documentary videos, read informational text and complete writing assignments. Sign up for your free PBS LearningMedia account and use this fantastic resource! GET RESOURCE
This is part of the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection.  

So Funny I Forgot to Laugh

How do you know if someone is laughing with you or at you?  What should you do if you witness bullying?  Help students find the answers to these and other questions with this interactive comic from PBS KIDS’ Arthur. This resource comes from PBS LearningMedia and is ideal for at-home use or in school at grade levels PreK through 4th. WATCH HERE
Be sure to check out the extension activities that go along with this for more social-emotional education!

Teaching the Tough Subjects

How can educators present difficult topics to students that involve human suffering, like bullying and violence? This lesson provides insights and takeaways teachers can use during Bullying Prevention Month. We found this great resource on PBSLearningMedia.  Watch how educators present difficult topics involving human suffering in this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up. Teachers and community groups have created curricula on topics such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and school shootings.