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 "Inner hurricanes become the foreboding odd silence of the hurricane's center.  Cowards become heroes." K.W. 

 

 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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Click for a great article on workplace bullying. Thank you Mia and Sophie!

"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.

"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 of Florida
  
 

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Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide 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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Click for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 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.

 

 

 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools are representatives of the School District of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 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.


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Perspective.  Healing.

Ten years.  Lots of prayers.  I practice simply holding my former principal in my mind's light.  I want to love him, for surely he needs that.  Ten years.  It's taken me a long time to even hold him in my mind without bitterness.  Hold, actually, school board members and a school superintendent in my mind's quiet.  To write here and now--simply write the words--that they know him.  They know his history of abuse.  They allow it to continue.  

These are simple truths.

I have, in the past, written of their knowledge. Yet the words are very different for me now.  Then they were wounded and scared words.  Pleading for help.  Now they just are.  They just are truth.  There is no emotion wrapped around those words.  No fear and outrage.  No blame.  

No bitterness.  For I no longer suffer.  Still, it's taken a long time to get here.

Today I picture him.  I quietly allow him to rest in my mind.  I surround him with light.  This is important for me.  I have allowed my suffering.  I have allowed him to control me and my emotions. I want to be at peace with him.  And so.  There he is in my mind's light.  I hold him there, still.  His arms at his sides.  Hands open.  

I feel sadness for him.  For certainly he is an unhappy man. Insecure.  Vulnerable.  And it is my nature to help.  I want to help him.  If he reads A Piece Full World, I want him to know I forgive him.  I wonder if that helps.  If he feels any remorse at all about what he has done.  To me.  To so many others.  

"Mr. O, you are important to me.  You are important in ways different than when we met.  Then you were my boss.  In 2009 I quickly understood my vulnerability under your leadership.  Now in 2019, I understand yours."

I write for those bullied educators just entering the common and sick arena of bullying cronyism in schools. It is frightening, I know.  It may mean so many losses for you.  But what has put you in this arena is your integrity.  Your honor.  Your courage.  
 
And the truth. 

Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

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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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