If bullying is a problem in your classroom, you’re not alone. Bullying is a problem in most of the schools I’ve visited and it’s a problem nationwide. However, here’s a great way for you to combat bullying in your classroom and actually offer your kids a great lesson at the same time.
The idea is based on something that the New York City Police Department tried in order to combat violent crime and it actually works wonders in the classroom. Back when Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York, he made it his business to turn the tide against violent crime. However, instead of going after the major offenders, he went after the petty thieves, the vandals, the pickpockets and those who affected quality of life. He theorized that by cutting down on petty crime, he could cut down on violent crime as well. The idea worked brilliantly and New York is now one of the safest large cities in the country.