I do not know this child, nor do I know anything about this story, but it did make me stop to think a bit. Tragedies like this are reminders to stay vigilant in our work in the classroom. They are reminders to listen closely. They are reminders to not only notice bullying and address it, but also to build children so they can stand tall. This tragedy has reminded me of some of my favorite picture books for talking with students about this tough subject:
|Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell|
|One by Kathryn Otoshi|
|The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill|
|The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens|
|Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes|
My Listmania for other books about building social imagery. What are you favorites?