Bullying Prevention Summit [updated]

The Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit runs today (Tuesday, November 27th) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The summit website is here.

Live streaming of the summit should be available here.

#NoBullyIA is the Twitter hashtag for the summit.

Angeline Lillard has published a study comparing children who won a lottery to attend Montessori charter schools to the children who entered but did not win the lottery and attended other schools.  Here are a few quotes to think about today:

“We found significant advantages for the Montessori students in these tests for both age groups,” Lillard said. “Particularly remarkable are the positive social effects of Montessori education. Typically the home environment overwhelms all other influences in that area.”

Montessori children also displayed better abilities on the social and behavioral tests, demonstrating a greater sense of justice and fairness. And on the playground they were much more likely to engage in emotionally positive play with peers, and less likely to engage in rough play.

In social and behavioral measures, 12-year-old Montessori students were more likely to choose “positive assertive responses” for dealing with unpleasant social situations, such as having someone cut into a line. They also indicated a “greater sense of community” at their school and felt that students there respected, helped and cared about each other.


Do all adults in schools consistently model these behaviors?  Check out commentary from Chris at A Blog About School.