1 Class Meetings Creating a safe School Starting in Your Classroom 2013. The Ophelia project . All Rights Reserved. CASS: Class Meetings 1. Table of Contents Introduction ..6. How do you Change Normative Beliefs and Social Climates? ..8. Class Meetings ..9. Structure of the Class Meetings .. 10. Using Youth Ambassadors .. 11. Class meeting Guidelines .. 12. Guidelines for Discussions .. 13. Choosing a Topic for a Class meeting .. 14. Opportunities for Differentiation .. 16. Using Role Playing in Class Meetings .. 17. Problem Solving Class meeting 19. Learning the CASS Norms .. 21. Introduction to CASS Norms .. 22.
2 Seeing CASS Norms .. 25. School Slogan .. 27. What do you need?.. 29. More Ideas for Learning the CASS 31. We treat everyone with respect and civility.. 32. Meet and 33. The Roles in Your Community .. 35. A Community for You and Me .. 37. Community for You and Me Template .. 39. The Color of Friendship .. 40. TV Guide .. 42. More Ideas for Treating Everyone with Respect and Civility .. 44. 2013. The Ophelia project . All Rights Reserved. CASS: Class Meetings 2. We can talk about aggression with adults .. 46. Meet a Youth Ambassador .. 47. Roles in Aggression .. 49. Drawing Out the Language of Peer Aggression.
3 51. Levels of Aggression and Bullying .. 53. Student Story Telling Class meeting Template .. 55. Student Story Telling Class meeting Template 2 .. 57. The Moral of the Story .. 58. Story Writing Class meeting Template .. 60. Story Starter Prompts .. 62. My Go To Adults .. 63. Keep Adults on Hand .. 65. Bigger Than Me .. 67. More Ideas for Talking about Aggression .. 69. Graphic: The Roles in Aggression .. 70. Graphic: Types of Aggression .. 70. Graphic: Levels of Aggression and Bullying .. 72. Script: Learning Types, Roles, and Levels of Aggression .. 74. Handout: Storytelling to Connect .. 77. Handout: Storytelling to Teach.
4 78. We know when actions have crossed the line into aggression.. 80. Creating Continuums Class meeting 81. Handout: Blank 83. Continuum Walk-Through .. 84. Sample Continuums .. 86. Teasing vs. Taunting .. 87. Touching vs. Hitting .. 91. Friendship Groups vs. Cliques .. 94. Good Popular vs. Bad Popular .. 97. Supporting Friends vs. Alliance Building .. 100. Sharing vs. Gossiping .. 103. Continuum Role Plays and Story Starters .. 106. 2013. The Ophelia project . All Rights Reserved. CASS: Class Meetings 3. Telling vs. Tattling .. 109. Handout: Telling vs. Tattling Cards .. 112. More Ideas for Addressing Behaviors along 113.
5 We are accountable for our actions and make it right if we make a mistake .. 116. Oops! A Story about 118. No Shame, No Blame .. 122. Game: No Shame, No 124. It's Not Me, It's You .. 125. Handout: Accountability Flow Chart .. 128. Is it Right to Make it Right? .. 129. Card Shop .. 131. 1, 2, 3 Made Right by Me! .. 133. Handout: Making it Right Posters .. 135. More Ideas for Making it Right .. 138. We protect each other.. 140. Tips for Teachers: Encouraging Bystanders .. 141. Standing Tall .. 142. Roll Out Standing Up .. 144. Game: Standing Up for Yourself Dice .. 146. Being a Bystander .. 149. Becoming an 151.
6 Thumbs Up Stand Up .. 155. More Ideas for Protecting Each Other .. 157. Handout: Interventions for Targets: Standing Up for Myself .. 158. Handout: Interventions for Upstanders: Protecting Others .. 159. Handout: Interventions for Aggressors: Making it Right .. 160. 2013. The Ophelia project . All Rights Reserved. CASS: Class Meetings 4. Appendix A: Pro-social Skills .. 161. Pro-social Skills for School Success .. 162. Emotional Literacy.. 163. Empathy and Perspective Taking.. 164. 165. Kindness .. 167. Appendix B: Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship .. 168. Online Communication .. 169. Online Anonymity .. 171.
7 Online Privacy .. 173. Digital Citizenship Contract .. 175. More Ideas for Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship .. 176. Appendix C: Peer Aggression Glossary .. 178. Appendix D: Action Plans .. 181. Appendix E: Peer Aggression Situation Cards .. 184. Blank Peer Aggression Situation Cards .. 188. Appendix F: Upstander Strategy Cards .. 189. Appendix G: Tips for Teachers When Dealing with Aggression .. 190. Appendix H: K-8 Lesson Checklist: Year 1 .. 191. 2013. The Ophelia project . All Rights Reserved. CASS: Class Meetings 5. Introduction What is The Ophelia project ? The Ophelia project serves youth and adults who are affected by relational and other non- physical forms of aggression by providing them with a unique combination of tools, strategies and solutions.
8 To achieve long-term systemic change, we help build capabilities to measurably reduce aggression and promote a positive, productive environment for all. The Ophelia project believes that everyone deserves a safe , healthy setting for personal and professional growth. Whether it's a child in a classroom or a worker in his or her office, everyone should expect a secure environment, free from emotional torment. We believe that each individual can contribute to Creating these safe social climates, in the home, in the School , throughout their communities and within the workplace. What is a safe social climate? It's an environment where people are protected, respected, encouraged and held accountable for their actions.
9 It also fosters inclusion, healthy relationships and civility. In a safe social climate, every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential. What is CASS? CASS: Creating a safe School is a multifaceted change process that brings together a community of caring adults (administrators, teachers, staff, parents) with students to work together to change the social culture in a School or School district. Its primary goal is to positively impact the social norms in a School community by recognizing and addressing the hurtful, covert behaviors of peer aggression and identifying, teaching and modeling a more positive set of normative behaviors for educators, students and parents.
10 We recognize that the entire School community must be involved in the mission of Creating an emotionally, physically and socially safer School environment. CASS: Creating a safe School actively involves administrators, faculty, students and parent groups who work together to develop action plans to change social norms. We look at student safety with more than just a physical consideration. Peer aggression includes relational aggression (RA), which is behavior that is intended to harm someone by damaging or manipulating her or his relationships with others ( spreading malicious rumors, exclusion, emotional bullying).