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Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2011  

 Kyrene hosts anti-bullying training session By Travis Roemhild, Ahwatukee Foothills News East Valley Tribune

The Kyrene Education Association has teamed up with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to train staff on how to implement the district's anti-bullying policies.

"It is an important thing to address," said Kyrene school board president Michelle Hirsch, who attended a training session on Saturday. "The teacher has to manage the classroom when it comes to bullying and sometimes we don't always know how to do that. This class gave resources and situations that teachers can encounter."

About 30 people attended the six-hour class and heard from GLSEN members and also participated in activities such as role-playing for classroom situations.

Hirsch gave the example of students using the word "gay" as a derogatory term to call one another. She said there are ways to deal with that situation while not embarrassing either the student using the word or the one who is being targeted.

"When that does happen, the teacher can be very direct and ask the student ‘what do you mean by that?'" she said. "It gets the student to think - did I say something hurtful, do I even know what I am saying? It gives them a chance to reflect."

The Kyrene governing board adopted changes in December to its bullying policy that added specified language to include bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

KEA president Erin Kirchoff talked about the importance of supporting all students, especially those who are being bullied.

"There was a study that said if students know there are six or more adults they can talk to about (being bullied), they are less likely to miss school and hurt themselves," she said. "I think being honest with students of what will and will not be tolerated is the best way to go about it."

 

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Here it comes, ever so "innocently." Anti-bullying. Okay, bullying is not good, but do we need GLSEN to train teachers and push the GLSEN agenda in the process????

My husband and I recently went to see the movie Battleground: Los Angeles. Definitely not my kind of movie, but he didn't want to go alone. Anyhow, as the fighter things from outer space kept coming down from their ships and blowing up everything, I related that in my mind to what is happening to us every day.

From every side, there are groups who want to tear down families, ban Christianity, have a welfare country, promote GLSEN agendas, teach explicit sex-ed to kindergartners, put a burka on the Statue of Liberty, and on and on and on! I get SO many e-mails every day, and I know you all do, too, asking for money to fight these things, telling us what the progressives are pushing now, coming at us from all sides. I feel so overwhelmed.

But then, there is a small group of Marines (in the movie) who figure out how to take out the aliens. HOO-RAH (or whatever it is.) Los Angeles is practically destroyed, but the aliens are on their way OUT! Anyhow, YAHOO!!! We CAN do this! We conservatives, Christians, Constitutionalists, tea partiers, 9-12ers, etc., are like that small group of Marines! We CAN stop them! We CAN take back our schools and our country!!! WE CAN, WE CAN and WE WILL!!! And we CAN and WILL rebuild our country with traditional family values and using the Constitution as the law of the land!

Thank you, Harry, and many others who let us know what is going on so we can be informed and do what we can to stop the madness. And above all, PRAY! We cannot do this without God's help! God Bless us all and God Bless America!

 

HOO-RAH!
So I emailed the school board and copied a bunch of news folks. I hope 960 KKNT talks about this, because I know 550 would never do it.

Your letter was very good. With LifeLibertyFreedom.com it says you can e-mail the top 100 newspapers in the nation or the top 50 in your state. One of them might pick it up. If you decide to go to the school board meetings or PTO meetings, I'll come along for moral support. You might send it to John Stossel as well.

 

I think I'll tryt that too.

Merrianne Geisdorf said:

 You might send it to John Stossel as well.

 

recently saw this as well in San Antonio with my oldest who just graduated from AF basic training.  We have to find where to hit these liberal jerks the hardest, just like they did in the movie, shine the light of day on their weaknesses and use truth to blow them away.

Merrianne Geisdorf said:

My husband and I recently went to see the movie Battleground: Los Angeles. Definitely not my kind of movie, but he didn't want to go alone. Anyhow, as the fighter things from outer space kept coming down from their ships and blowing up everything, I related that in my mind to what is happening to us every day.

But then, there is a small group of Marines (in the movie) who figure out how to take out the aliens. HOO-RAH (or whatever it is.) Los Angeles is practically destroyed, but the aliens are on their way OUT! Anyhow, YAHOO!!! We CAN do this! We conservatives, Christians, Constitutionalists, tea partiers, 9-12ers, etc., are like that small group of Marines! We CAN stop them! We CAN take back our schools and our country!!! WE CAN, WE CAN and WE WILL!!! And we CAN and WILL rebuild our country with traditional family values and using the Constitution as the law of the land!

Thank you, Harry, and many others who let us know what is going on so we can be informed and do what we can to stop the madness. And above all, PRAY! We cannot do this without God's help! God Bless us all and God Bless America!

 

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