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Thursday, December 18

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    a lake.
    I feel that I was blessed to have been able to play college football at SOU and start a family at the same time. Family is most important to me and everything that I do is usually for them. I am currently engaged to the mother of my five-year-old son who is in kindergarten.
    I decided that I wanted to become a teacher because I liked working with kids. Sitting in an office is not for me. Because of the passion that I have for coaching it was the right thing for me to do.
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Friday, July 26

  1. page Aakre, Brett, Introduction edited {brettintro.jpg} Hello, my name is Brett, and I am 25 years old. I graduated in 2009 from South…
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    Hello, my name is Brett, and I am 25 years old. I graduated in 2009 from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in voice. When I complete this program I intend to teach choral music at the high school level.
    I was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. It's a town of about 15,000 people situated on the Oregon Coast about 100 miles North of the California Border. I have two siblings, both sisters. Kallie, my older sister, is 30. Koral, 23, lives with me in Ashland, and also attends SOU. During my 18 years in Coos Bay, I spent lots of time walking along the coastal cliffs and trails, and watching the winter storms bring in massive waves like this one i caught on camera a few years ago...
    My father has taught private voice and guitar lessons for over 30 years. His involvement in music has had a major influence on my entire family. My older and younger sisters both majored in music, and my mother sings as well. Though I didn't initially embrace music as a part of my life, with some gentle poking and prodding from my parents, I eventually came to love it. Here is the whole family singing a a fundraiser a few years back.
    One of my biggest hobbies outside of music is Juggling. It actually borders on addiction. I picked it up my sophomore year of high school, so I've been at it for almost nine years. Juggling is mathematical and logical, allows for almost infinite innovations and variations, and is a lot of fun to watch. I like to post my progress online so here is my last posting...

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Thursday, December 2

  1. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... http://www.challengeday.org/videos.php Oprah: This is a youtube clip of the video montage at …
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    Oprah: This is a youtube clip of the video montage at the beginning of an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that focused on bullying and suicide. This clip focuses on two pre-teens who committed suicide after being harassed and called "gay" at school. I think videos like this could be a very effective (and free) way to inspire all students to stop using hate language. It is not only the bullies and the victims of bullying who need to be inspired. We all have a part in a school environment that encourages bullying and a big part of that is the language that we use or allow to be used in our classrooms and hallways. This clip could help kids see the power that language has, and how deadly it can truly be.
    I was very interested in finding a resources that gives advice about what we can do as teachers to support/communicate with the parents of both bullies and the bullied. I was unable to find any useful resources. If you have any ideas, please post here.
    Anderson Cooper 360: This is a long clip that discusses the suicides of the same young boys from the Oprah clip, but it also elaborates on what the parents in this situation did and what went wrong. Author and educator Barbara Coloroso is a guest who gives great insights into what teachers, bystanders, and parents can do to stop bullying.

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  2. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly in…
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    Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly interactive anti-bullying program. The program has been featured on Oprah and MTV. Up to 100 students and 25 adults (teachers, administrators, family members) work with two highly trained leaders to explore the dynamics and relationships that define their school. The program looks amazing, and although it cost more than some of the less interactive programs, it includes trainings for school leaders. I could not embed the video from the site, but I am posting a youtube video clip from the 90 min documentary "Teen Files:Surviving High School", which featured scenes from a Challenge Day event. Below is the link to additional videos on the Challenge Day website.
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    in our classrooms.classrooms and hallways. This clip
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  3. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly in…
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    Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly interactive anti-bullying program. The program has been featured on Oprah and MTV. Up to 100 students and 25 adults (teachers, administrators, family members) work with two highly trained leaders to explore the dynamics and relationships that define their school. The program looks amazing, and although it cost more than some of the less interactive programs, it includes trainings for school leaders. I could not embed the video from the site, but I am posting a youtube video clip from the 90 min documentary "Teen Files:Surviving High School", which featured scenes from a Challenge Day event. Below is the link to additional videos on the Challenge Day website.
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    and suicide. This clip focuses on two pre-teens who committed suicide after being harassed and called "gay" at school. I think videos like this could be a very effective (and free) way to inspire all students to stop using hate language. It is not only the bullies and the victims of bullying who need to be inspired. We all have a part in a school environment that encourages bullying and a big part of that is the language that we use or allow to be used in our classrooms. This clip could help kids see the power that language has, and how deadly it can truly be.
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  4. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly in…
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    Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly interactive anti-bullying program. The program has been featured on Oprah and MTV. Up to 100 students and 25 adults (teachers, administrators, family members) work with two highly trained leaders to explore the dynamics and relationships that define their school. The program looks amazing, and although it cost more than some of the less interactive programs, it includes trainings for school leaders. I could not embed the video from the site, but I am posting a youtube video clip from the 90 min documentary "Teen Files:Surviving High School", which featured scenes from a Challenge Day event. Below is the link to additional videos on the Challenge Day website.
    http://www.challengeday.org/videos.php
    Oprah: This is a youtube clip of the video montage at the beginning of an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that focused on bullying and suicide.

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  5. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... A Culture of Respect Challenges Students to Connect View more documents from RaceBridges for…
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    A Culture of Respect Challenges Students to Connect
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    was not ververy interactive, and
    http://www.rachelschallenge.org/
    Challenge Day: In contrast to a program like Rachel's Challenge, Challenge Day is a highly interactive anti-bullying program. The program has been featured on Oprah and MTV. Up to 100 students and 25 adults (teachers, administrators, family members) work with two highly trained leaders to explore the dynamics and relationships that define their school. The program looks amazing, and although it cost more than some of the less interactive programs, it includes trainings for school leaders. I could not embed the video from the site, but I am posting a youtube video clip from the 90 min documentary "Teen Files:Surviving High School", which featured scenes from a Challenge Day event. Below is the link to additional videos on the Challenge Day website.
    http://www.challengeday.org/videos.php

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  6. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... youtube: Preview of the film "Bullied" by the Southern Poverty Law Center This is a…
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    youtube: Preview of the film "Bullied" by the Southern Poverty Law Center
    This is a preview of the film "Bullied" which recounts the story of a young gay student who sued his school administrators because they failed to respond to his constant bullying. You can order this film and teaching resources for free from www.teachingtolorance.org
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    in schools. Additional necessary resources can be downloaded or ordered from www.racebridgesforschool.com, but I think that this could be a great outline that teachers or administrators could use to create their own program or draw ideas from.
    A Culture of Respect Challenges Students to Connect
    View more documents from RaceBridges for Schools.
    Rachel's Challenge: Rachel's Challenge and Friends of Rachel is a program developed by the family of a girl killed in the Columbine shootings. The program has an anti-bullying focus. We brought the program to Ponderosa Junior HIgh in 2009 and the students responded well to it although it was not ver interactive, and it did not seem to have any lasting effect at our school. This program is similar to others that involve a film and speaker at an assembly, but do not offer much that can keep the lessons going at the school. It is however, an inspiring program. Video clips about the program can be viewed at the following website (I was unable to embed them here).
    http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

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Wednesday, December 1

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    youtube: Preview of the film "Bullied" by the Southern Poverty Law Center
    This is a preview of the film "Bullied" which recounts the story of a young gay student who sued his school administrators because they failed to respond to his constant bullying. You can order this film and teaching resources for free from www.teachingtolorance.org
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    a classroom. I think it is important to look at all the faces of bullying, including race and gender based bullying. This program seems to be very comprehensive in the way it addresses some of the very common causes of violence, discrimination, hate, and bullying in schools.
    A Culture of Respect Challenges Students to Connect
    View more documents from RaceBridges for Schools.
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  2. page Gomez, Sari, BULLYING edited ... youtube: Preview of the film "Bullied" by the Southern Poverty Law Center This is a…
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    youtube: Preview of the film "Bullied" by the Southern Poverty Law Center
    This is a preview of the film "Bullied" which recounts the story of a young gay student who sued his school administrators because they failed to respond to his constant bullying. You can order this film and teaching resources for free from www.teachingtolorance.org
    slideshare.com: This is a slideshow outline for a raceebridgesforschool.com program. This program encourages students to explore their similarities and differences and would be a great way to build a stronger community within a school or a classroom.
    A Culture of Respect Challenges Students to Connect
    View more documents from RaceBridges for Schools.

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