This article describes the “School Friendship Challenge” where students and adults in a school are encouraged to make some kind of interpersonal connection with another person at the school who they don’t currently know. The idea here is that making the connection is a positive strategy for the reduction of bullying.Source:
Gregg Weinlein, Education Week Commentary. November 15, 2016Description:
What you see when you walk the halls of many schools today are hundreds of adolescents with their heads down, ear buds in, and eyes glued to a screen. One could easily observe that students now exist within a much more impersonal and disconnected environment. The School Friendship Challenge could create a friendlier and more connected atmosphere and school community. The School Friendship Challenge is not just for students, but also for all the adults in a school building, including teachers, administrators, secretaries, maintenance workers, and cafeteria staff.Read the full article here!