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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

A Piece Full World.

Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!

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"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
--Gandhi
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"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement 
 
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Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

 

 

 Where are my words? Where are they? Why aren't they sparking from my typing fingers as they've done in the past? Rat-a-tat-tat they'd come. Ping! Ping! Ping! "Take THAT!", they'd say, "Take THAT ugly and awful people who protect men like my former principal!"  


 I was in grave danger at that school.  Maybe I was in even more danger putting forth the truth on A Piece Full World.  There was, however, no other choice for me.  

Words are like that, are they not? They press from within. They must be spoken.  They must be written.  Truthful words, in my case, had to be shared; not because I am some kind of altruistic do-gooder trying to save the "world of workplace bullied educators", but because they simply had to come out.  It was seeing my publicly recorded name--my lied about name and lied about work--that sent those words from my heart and brain (maybe my lungs) to my fingers on fire.  Those fingers burned.  They typed and typed. That was the only way to cool them.  The hands and the wrists and the arms of those typing fingers--attached to a bullied female counselor body with an honest heart--sometimes took breaks and poured sustaining coffee, but kept on and on and on typing. They took breaks, also, to prepare breakfasts for sixth and fourth grade--now twelfth and tenth grade--children.  They sometimes vigorously swung as my counselor body worked at ridding itself of hurt by walking. Still though, they burned and they typed.

But unlike the staccato writing arc covering the months of real danger at my former school, words now seep out of me--at a slow and oozing pace.  I have to search for them. They puddle.  They create an unhealthy mess at my feet.  Yet, there I stand.  Sometimes I just stand in the puddle of them.

Gray words. Anxious words. Sad, oh so very sad words. They're my post-traumatic-workplace-bullying residue.  Heightened alarm.  Suspicion.  Distrust.  Not all the time. But often enough for my reflection.

David Yamada, an attorney experienced in workplace bullying, writes that targets of workplace bullying and violence may struggle for years with the injustice.  Here's the entire piece from David's "Minding the Workplace."  It's worth the read:

https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/is-closure-possible-for-targets-of-workplace-bullying-and-injustice/

What helps me: Sunlight.  Music.  Acceptance. 

What doesn't help me: Worry.  Blame. Puddles of negativity.  Standing and staying in those puddles....

What really helps:  Prayer. Mediation.  

This:  "Every little thing's gonna be alright...."

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Click for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

 

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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.


School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.