To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help youth learn positive relational skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

 

“The strategies shown will help with any bullying situation.”

 Students may have been on break, but with PeaceMaker’s help learning continued for 150 staff at three area schools over the summer.

Bus Drivers at Becker Public Schools learned what bullying is, and how to identify, prevent, address, and report it to create a respectful environment on buses. “It was very helpful in understanding different situations and different ways to handle them!” remarked one participant.

Teachers at Highland Catholic School were trained on what bullying behavior is and isn’t and ways to respond. According to one teacher, “The strategies shown will help with any bullying situation.”

Teachers at Monticello Middle School attended a Planning Workshop, designed to help schools assess their current climate, identify goals, and implement best practices for achieving them. As part of the workshop, the 6 key elements of best practices were discussed. “I really liked that we left the workshop with an action plan,” said one participant. Another reflected, “It gives opportunity to look at bullying trends and to make intentional adjustments to our system.”

 

September 19, 2019