"Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me," an anti-bullying/peace-building training program for educators, brings together two anti-bullying leaders in NYC this month:
- Peter Yarrow, author of the curriculum "Don't Laugh at Me" on character education, conflict resolution and diversity education. It's designed to promote constructive conflict resolution and positive inter-group relations, free of bullying, ridicule and violence.
- Mark Weiss is the Education Director of NYC-based Operation Respect. He's the founder of the first alternative high school in the Bronx in 1979, and founded the School for the Physical City.
Program materials, including the curriculum, guide and a video will be given to each participant. It's free for PHI Delta Kappa members - not sure if there is a fee for non-members. If you want to participate and want the materials, don't push and don't shove. Just register by March 14, 2007 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, telephone number and grade level you work with. (If you can't make the gathering, you can sign up for their free DLM materials on their site. (And while you're at, check out their Educator's Ave.)