Artist Mary Beth Bowen will visit Stoddert’s fourth grade classrooms on Wednesday, September 30th to conduct anti-bullying workshops.
Bullying is a crucial topic for schools. In this 55-minute workshop, students will gain a deeper understanding of how to prevent bullying by acting out a script about the topic. Guided by Ms. Bowen, they will discuss their thoughts and feelings about bullying. Next, they will brainstorm strategies for coping with bullies and reflect on what often inhibits bystanders from intervening on behalf of victims.
Then, what was a passive topic will transform into an active learning experience as students get up from their desks, scripts in hand, to read and rehearse a script about the facts they’ve just discussed. They will use imagination to create gestures and sound effects that make the words of their script come alive. The workshop culminates with the students performing the script for the classroom teacher.
This workshop helps students learn and retain key information about bullying prevention. They can also perform the script at a later date.