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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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"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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Click for the Olweus 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.


 

A Fork in a Road. A Piece Full World goes right.

A fork in a road.  Signs at the fork.  The sign leading left: "Illegal". The other: "Legal." I'm standing at the fork with two high school seniors.   We're arguing about how to go forward.  I turn right. I want them to go with me. I turn alone for these two high school seniors smoke weed. They want to continue smoking weed.  They do not want to continue their journey with me for to do so would be to stop doing this illegal thing.

I am tired of their arguments. Tired of "Yeah but-ing" their defense of smoking marijuana. "Yeah, but weed can hurt your lungs.  Yeah but marijuana is a gateway drug. Yeah but it's dangerous to purchase drugs on the street.  You do not know what it's laced with."

"You didn't get caught!" yells the male senior. "You have a successful life now."  Another "Yeah, but"...this one speaking to my screaming fear of getting caught at that time.  I remember.  Ah yes, I remember.   But I do not speak.  I put up my hand. I look this beloved person in the eye. It hurts me that he uses this story against me. I silently shake my head. Take a step.  

Today A Piece Full World turns right with me. Although A Piece Full World's stated mission is to end workplace and youth bullying in public schools, there is more at stake for our children. There are drugs. There are lies.  These two have lied.  I want to know why.  I want to give them an opportunity to explain themselves and so I will.  They have agreed to counter this blog and those upcoming--my continuing my journey to the fork's right--with their decision to turn without me to the left.

Today I begin dialogue.  

"I am going right, young people.  Young people doing illegal things.  Young people putting futures in jeopardy.  Young weed smoking people.  You smoke weed in alleys and in trees.  Dead of the night kind of stuff.  You hide and you lie. Sneak out of windows. You rationalize.  Defend your actions.  You scream when confronted with your illegal acts. 

You have much to lose."

Today I take a stand.

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Next week I will write about my journey doing legal things.  It's, in my opinion, just a better road to travel.

 

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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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