Apples and Bullying



            Recently I saw a Facebook post that described one teacher's attempt to end bullying in her class. She got two apples and, while the students were not present, dropped the second one on the floor several times. After her class came in for the day, she had them individually praise the first apple. When they were done, she sliced it in half, showing a nice, juicy apple.

            Then she had the kids demean the second apple, the one she had dropped. She had them call it names and tell it how ugly and stupid it was. When she sliced it open, it was of course bruised inside. She told the kids that that's what happens when you bully someone.

            Frankly, I have a couple of objections to this demonstration. First, it would teach little kids a lie, that name-calling bruises apples.

            Second—and more importantly--it would increase bullying rather than decrease it.   https://reflections911.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/apples-and-bullying/

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