Stop School Bullying: Do You Think Bullies Deserve a ‘Clean Slate'? By Paula McCoach http://www.bullyzapper.com
Do you think hardcore bullies deserve a "Clean Slate" at beginning of school year?
You don't believe in a 'clean slate' for these students. You feel it only puts students who have put of with them for years through yet another tormenting start to school year.
Unless there is convincing evidence that these bullies have "changed" over summer, you feel their history of bullying should follow them into new school year until their behavior proves otherwise.
Immediately at start of school year, you should identify hardcore bullies - Kids who you have tried repeatedly to stop bullying other students and who they continued right up to end of school in June.
I develop this plan over summer and talk to bullies on first day of school or even have a conference with bully and their parents to discuss bully having a successful school year with a change of his/her behavior.
Create a plan for dealing with these bullies starting with first week of school. Plan Ahead for Your Hardcore Bullies! You don't want to let them loose on other kids.
One idea could be to place them on a Behavioral checklist with specific behaviors dealing with bullying. It they are not marked with a positive check on those behaviors, they receive a consequence.