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Grant Volunteer Training
Transcript of Grant Volunteer Training
Character Counts, PA, & Volunteer Guidelines
A Safe School System
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. Backed by more than thirty-five years of research and successful implementation in many different countries, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.
What is OLWEUS?
1) Ensure that students feel physically and emotionally safe in school so they can learn at their best.
2) Reduce and prevent bullying among students
3) Achieve better peer relations at school
Goals of OLWEUS
- Schoolwide Expectations
- Classroom Meetings
- Individual Interventions
- Community Partnership
Components of OLWEUS
How can we be successful in school in the classroom and on the playground?
How can we achieve our goals together?
PART II: Cool Tools and Safe Schools
Prevention & Intervention
Cool Tools Program:
Building, Maintaining & Repairing Relationships
Ice Cube TrayTube of Toothpaste
Big Mistakes EraserMazes
Consideration Cue: How can you situate yourself to avoid conflict?
Lesson: Draw your personal bubble
Foam Dice - "Nice Dice"
Cue: How can you communicate to prevent conflict?
Cue: How do you repair conflict?
Lesson: Put-ups and Put Downs
Concept: Choice of voice
Cue: Using “I” statements Not using “you” statements
Ice Cube Tray
Corresponding value: Patience
Cue to use tool: “After you exit the conflict you can always find ways to calm down”
“Next time, what might you do earlier to cool down during a conflict”
Lesson: Chill Skills
Concept: Exit Strategy
Cue- What do you do when the conflict heats up and the chance of compromise goes down?
Lesson: Closed Door Exit
Tube of Toothpaste
Concept: Cleaning up communication
Corresponding value: Responsibility
Cue to use: “Are there words that need to be cleaned up in order to repair hurt feelings” “Once repairs are made, you can resolve the conflict” “Next time, how can you choose your words more carefully”
Review concept of Put-downs
Lesson: Discussion of residual damage
Thank you for your gift of time and dedication to our learning community.
Volunteer Agreement must be signed, TB test cleared,
and training completed before you volunteer.
Respect the activities and authority of teaching staff, assistants, and administrative staff,
Follow the established disciplinary policies and procedures consistently.
Be sure to know what to do in an emergency (medical emergency, natural emergency, lost child, serious breach of rule, etc.).
Refrain from using cell phones while on campus or on a field trip and,
Siblings may not accompany you during volunteer time.
Volunteers agree to:
Sign in and out each day and wear proper identification (badge),
Be patient, kind, reliable, and prompt,
Use respectful, encouraging and appropriate language when speaking with students/staff and,
Model appropriate attire
If a student tells you something in confidence (e.g., expresses thoughts of hurting self or others or is being hurt), this should be shared directly with the teacher immediately. Our staff/personnel will contact the appropriate authorities or parents, as indicated.
Teachers share information about their students with the appropriate parties.
Volunteers may not tell parents about what they observe in the classroom. I.e. report that someone else’s child is struggling, misbehaving etc. That is the job of the teacher.
Volunteers may not reprimand or discipline students. Please refer to the teacher’s discipline plan and Cool Tools.
All students have the right to privacy.
We must maintain the integrity and diversity of our campus.
Different learning styles, abilities, and behaviors will be observed.
When grading papers or working with students, it is important not to share how a student is doing with others, including the student’s parents.
A current TB test (updated every 4 years),
A signed volunteer agreement,
Completion of volunteer training
Name submitted to the Megan’s Law
What is needed to be a volunteer?
What are the 4 things you need to become a volunteer?
What is Olweus?
What are the Six Pillars of Character?
What are some Cool Tools?
What do you do if a student tells you something in confidence?
What if a parent asks you about another child’s behavior?
How do you respond to a student who is misbehaving?
Prevention through instruction is the key.
Cool Tools strategies and classroom meetings support our safe school philosophy. Along with the “tools”, children learn a common language for understanding and mediating conflict.
The use of Cools Tools is always first approach for mediation.
Prevention Through Education
The first responsibility is safety of children!
The second responsibility is to use a teachable moment to help children learn to use safe, respectful behavior.
Please watch all students. This is an opportunity to interact with all students, not just your own child/children.
There are volunteer opportunities available outside of the classroom. This include volunteering in the cafeteria, on the K yard, on the playground and the library.
Volunteer Responsibilities for Safety and School
Volunteers are given a special opportunity to interact with children of all ages.
Our volunteers enhance the learning experiences for our children.
We Appreciate You!
PART III: Volunteer Training
Grant Elementary School
Six Pillars of Character
PART I: CHARACTER COUNTS & OLWEUS