2021 Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying

Together with Defeat the Label, The Meemic Foundation is proud to present the sessions from this year’s Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying. The national and local experts led enlightening discussions on the reality of bullying and what can be done to eliminate it from our schools and communities. Topics include teaching through trauma, biased-based bullying, kindness in the classroom, the role of the criminal justice system in bullying situations and how COVID-19 has changed our classrooms and our careers as educators.


Welcome to the Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying

Moderator Kevin Epling, a parent advocate and national co-director of Bully Police USA and Defeat the Label’s Jamie Kaniarz welcome viewers to the conference.

“Children of the Pandemic”

“Children of the Pandemic”

Glenn Stutzky, LMSW, Michigan State University, discusses how individual and collective trauma have impacted and influenced our children’s behavior and their struggles to reintegrate.
 
“Understanding and Addressing Bias-Based Bullying Among Children and Adolescents”

“Understanding and Addressing Bias-Based Bullying Among Children and Adolescents”

Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Ph.D, North Carolina State University talks about how bias-based bullying, which is growing in frequency and has some different outcomes than traditional bullying, along with strategies for schools.
“Bullying and the Criminal Justice System”

“Bullying and the Criminal Justice System”

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald is a former public school teacher and family court judge has seen bullying from all sides and talks about what point bullying triggers a criminal justice response, which will vary by jurisdiction.
“The Science of Kindness: How to Foster, and Measure, Effective Kindness in Your Classroom”

“The Science of Kindness: How to Foster, and Measure, Effective Kindness in Your Classroom”

Jaclyn Lindsey, CEO and co-founder of Kidness.org, and award-winning author Rana DiOrio offer a conversation around leveraging research, understanding the history of kindness and applying that to the classroom.
“The Expert Effect: A Three-Part System to Break Down the Walls of Your Clasroom and Connect Your St

“The Expert Effect: A Three-Part System to Break Down the Walls of Your Clasroom and Connect Your St

Zach Rondot and Grayson McKinney, teachers and authors of “The Expert Effect,” talk about how to get students engaged despite the disruption and extra challenges caused by distance and socially distanced learning.
Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year Panel Discussion

Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year Panel Discussion

Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin leads a panel discussion on a variety of topics with Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter and RTOYs Heather French, Kacie Hook, Janet Swarthout and Bethany Vonck.
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