Committee for Children Blog

Bullying Meets Its Match

September 14, 2010

SEATTLE—A University of Washington study has confirmed what thousands of schools across the country have already discovered: The Steps to Respect program is an effective tool to prevent bullying.

Preliminary findings from a randomized controlled trial of Steps to Respect: A…… Read More


No Easy Apology

The best way for students to effectively use skills in their daily lives is for them to practice. But, as any teacher knows, this is easier said than done.… Read More


Kindergarten Teachers ROCK!

I called her by her pet name, Baby Girl, and was reprimanded: “Auntie Teryl, I am not a baby. I’m going into kindergarten!” Wait, what?!Read More


Response to NYT Op-Ed “There’s Only One Way to Stop a Bully”

In their op-ed about preventing bullying in schools, Susan Engel and Marlene Sandstrom successfully make the important point that schools need to take a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention and student safety.… Read More


There’s Only One Way to Stop a Bully

This week's blog post is a reprint of a New York Times Op-Ed by Susan Engel and Marlene Sandstrom.… Read More


What’s On My Face?

What about power differences among adults? What about adult bullying?… Read More


Movement to Learn

These technologies allow researchers to peer into the brain in action and understand what is going on during learning tasks. And although their findings are exciting, they can be disconcerting, too.… Read More


The Socially-Emotionally Savvy Newborn

By the time you read this, the child I’ve been playing host to for the past forty weeks and four days will have hopefully chosen to make her glorious debut Earthside.… Read More


Safer, Saner Summer

The warm days of June bring me back to my summers of parenting four children, each of whom awaited the end of school with excited anticipation. I, on the other hand, cast more of a gimlet eye on the season.… Read More