1st Edition

How to Stop Bullying in Classrooms and Schools Using Social Architecture to Prevent, Lessen, and End Bullying

By Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein Copyright 2013
    262 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    262 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The premise of this guidebook for teacher educators, school professionals, and in-service and pre-service teachers is that bullying occurs because of breakdowns in relationships. The focus of the 10-point empirically researched anti-bullying program it presents is based on building and repairing relationships. Explaining how to use social architecture to erase bullying from classrooms, this book

    • translates research into easily understandable language
    • provides a step-by-step plan and the tools (classroom exercises, activities, practical strategies) to insure success in building classrooms where acceptance, inclusion, and respect reign
    • examines the teacher’s role, classroom management, bystander intervention, friendship, peer support, empathy, incompatible activities, stopping incidents, and adult support from a relationship perspective

    If every teacher in every classroom learned to apply this book’s principles and suggestions, bullying would no longer plague our schools and educators could give 100 percent of their attention to academics.


    I. The 5 Ws –Who, What, When, Where, and Why  1. Why Should Teachers Learn About Bullying?  2. The Definition  3. The Facts  4. Consequences of Bullying  II. Using Social Architecture to Prevent, Lessen, and End Bullying  5. Introduction to Social Architecture  6. The Teacher’s Role  7. Classroom Management  8. Seating and Grouping Assignments  9. Bystanders/Upstanders  10. Friendship  11. Peer Support Programs  12. Empathy  13. Battle Bullying With Incompatibility  14. Stopping and Responding to Bullying Episodes  15. Adult Support  16. Closing Comments


    Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), has counseled elementary and middle school students.

    "Ms. Goodstein has written a book whose precepts if implemented chapter and verse in our schools, will shake up the educational establishment and change the way classrooms are managed and how students are taught." ― Kathy Barber Hersh, NY Journal of Books