Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Tools for Schools Dealing with Bullying – Podcast Episode 222 | Classnotes Podcast 222

Dr. Paula Johnson photoAurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.Classnotes Podcast (April 19, 2022). Bullying and harassment undermines students’ abilities to learn and hinders the establishment of safe spaces in schools. The IDRA EAC-South‘s Interrupting Bullying & Harassment in Schools online toolkit gives teachers and school leaders tools that to prevent bullying and harassment by fostering a positive school climate.

In this episode, Dr. Paula Johnson, Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., and Michelle Vega give an overview of the toolkit while discussing specific strategies from the perspective of teachers and a parent whose son was bullied. Dr. Paula Johnson is an IDRA senior education associate and director the IDRA EAC-South. Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., is IDRA’s family engagement coordinator and directs IDRA Education CAFE work. Michelle Martínez Vega is IDRA’s chief technology strategist.

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Show length: 23:11 min.


IDRA EAC-South Technical Assistance Video Package – Interrupting Bullying & Harassment in Schools

Interrupting Bullying & Harassment in Schools Educator Checklist, IDRA EAC-South

Making Schools Safe Learning Havens for LGBTQ Students, IDRA Newsletter

Preventing and Addressing Cyberbullying through Equitable State and Local Policies, IDRA Newsletter

Resources on Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying in Schools, IDRA eBook

7 Ways Schools Can Maintain Supportive Climates – IDRA Infographic

Relational Youth Violence – Protecting Muslim Youth in School, IDRA Newsletter

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Show Notes

  • Aurelio talks about the new web-based resource package on interrupting bullying and harassment in schools that IDRA EAC-South has published.

  • Michelle shares a story of the bullying her son experienced during his middle school years, and her own struggles as a parent in how best to support him.

  • Aurelio talks about the importance of providing students with a safe learning environment, and valuing each and every one of them as human beings.

  • Paula shares practical ways that teachers can work through bullying and harassment in the classroom – both with the student being bullied and their aggressor.