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San Antonio Writing Project Tackles Bullying

Publication: UTSA Today
Date: October 13, 2011

Summary: The San Antonio Writing Project will host "Writing the Future of Bullying: It Really Can Get Better," the second seminar in its 2011-2012 professional development series. It will explore the issues involved in bullying and provide teachers with strategies that help students become allies for their classmates.

 

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The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) will host "Writing the Future of Bullying: It Really Can Get Better," the second seminar in its 2011-2012 professional development series. The seminar, which will explore the issues involved in bullying and provide teachers with strategies that help students become allies for their classmates, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Frio Street Building Auditorium (FS 1.406).

"Bullying at school and on the Internet are significant problems that need to be addressed," said Roxanne Henkin, professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development and SAWP director. "Research shows that nearly 160,000 kids miss school for fear of being bullied. Cyberbullying on the other hand is anonymous and unsupervised. In both cases, teachers can help, but they need to be given effective intervention strategies. That is what this San Antonio Writing Project seminar aims to do."

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