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 "Inner hurricanes become the foreboding odd silence of the hurricane's center.  Cowards become heroes." K.W. 

 

 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

 A Piece Full World.

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Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!

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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.

 

 

 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.


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"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
--Gandhi
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Life opens to us through simple things. This time a phrase read in a speech. Recently a friend spoke of being "on this mortal coil" and I looked it up.  Looking things up in the twenty first century is easy.  We just pull out phones.  We don't even need to spell correctly.   "This mortal coil" is, then, a Shakespearean world of burdens, strife and trouble.  According to Wikipedia, while alive we carry or abandon it.  At death we "shuffle [it] off."

But God can't.  He's got the "whole mortal coil in his hands."

I am still pondering how we can be "on" the coil.  It seems we can "carry" it, or, "abandon" it.  But to be on it brings to my mind balancing on a Slinky.

In my church going youth in a small Ohio village, we'd sing a song about God having the whole world in his hands.  My mirthful mind pictured the whole world of people piled together like cheerleaders' pyramids. People of the "whole world" standing on the shoulders of the next.  Although I had only a glimmer of knowledge that there were "whole worlds of people" of different languages, colors and customs than mine, I imagined piled people from all over my small classroom's map.  God (a slim man with large hands) just languidly balanced us all there.  All of our worldly sniping and snarling at each other--"Hey!  Keep yer balance, dammit!"--did not faze God.  Now, because I work as a public middle school counselor, I can almost see God rolling his eyes.  He doesn't of course because he's God.  He just patiently carries this mortal coil of his call humanity.

I (a corpulent woman with medium sized hands) am not as patient as God.  I want to pull my hands in and put them in pockets.  Keep them warm.  Get on with helping others with their mortal coils.  My children, for example.  Spirited independent children. Their adulthood is just beginning.  Please God, don't roll your eyes when I ask that their mortal coils loosely wrap them!

My cold chapped hands, though, carry an exasperating coil of mortal workplace harassment.  I have frightened educators piled in my hands. I put my virtual hands out through A Piece Full World (www.apiecefullworld.com) and they piled in. They don't have support from their school districts or their unions. They're from all over my childhood's classroom map, particularly the United States of America.  Many from Florida where I work in the tip of that sunny peninsula.

But there's an education harassment hurricane brewing in that sunny place.

"Leave it alone." I've been told as I look for help with my educator people pile. "Move on. You're safe now. Put your damn hands in your damn pockets. Keep them warm. You don't owe anyone anything.  GO ON A DIET!  Take care of yourself.  You have no obligation to that helpless heap. God's got it.

Dump them."

Or just say your abuser's name.  Say it to newspapers and TV shows.  Now's the time, dear hard working, honest, corpulent Kim. You need your hands to hold weights instead of piled people. Saying his name might just release you and them. The time is right. Say it and see.  Show someone somewhere all of the disgusting public records. They stink. 

See what happens to your mortal coil.  Maybe you can "shuffle it off" before you die.

Please God, don't roll your eyes.

 

"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement of Florida
  
 

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