It is very important that we teach today’s youth the importance of how we treat and make others feel. Joe has spent many years spreading the awareness of identifying and handling bullying behavior. Handling and dealing with bullying behavior is one of the many workshops that Joe tailors to both staff and students.
In 2012, Joe joined Rachel’s Challenge professional development team in Littleton, Colorado.
Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. Her dad, Darrell, and step-mom, Sandy started Rachel’s Challenge in 2001 after seeing the impact Rachel’s life had on the people who heard her story. Her vision, documented in the diaries she left, is the basis for the mission of Rachel’s Challenge: To make schools safer, more connected places where bullying and isolation are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest.
Joe Coles travels across the country sharing his insights and experience and furthering the Rachel’s Challenge mission to start a “Chain Reaction of Kindness”.
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There Are No Bullies
Written by Joe Coles and Darrell Scott and available for purchase through Rachel’s Challenge Store. With Joe’s experiences as a teacher, coach, and principal in the state of Kansas he has a thorough understanding of classroom management and the impact of bullying behavior on students and the entire school community. From his vast experience, Joe concludes, “There are no bullies!” There are multiple levels and dynamics to bullying behavior, and behavior can be changed. This fundamental shift in thinking casts a different light on dealing with the people being bullies and the ones doing the bullying.
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