How to Handle Bullies and Being Bullied at School

The Learning Curve January 2, 2012   Vicki Abadesco

How to Handle Bullies and Being Bullied at School

The issue of the effects of bullying at school has recently received nationwide prominence and it is a serious problem.

Bullying and being bullied not only interferes with a child’s success at school, academically, socially and health wise, but it can have life-long lasting ill affects on a person.

Today’s guest on The Learning Curve with Roger & Virginia is Vicki Abadesco, the director of Soul Shoppe, an organization devoted to helping students, teachers and parents eliminate bullying in our schools by giving students, teachers and parents the communication tools and techniques proven to be successful in handling bullies, student conflicts and the effects of being bullied.

Soul Shoppe last year alone served 75,000 elementary students nationwide through its school-wide workshops and assemblies.

Vicki Abadesco has some wonderful resources at her website.

Hear Vicki explain how Soul Shoppe’s program achieves:

  • Optimal Learning Environments based on a Foundation of Respect
  • Personal Empowerment based on awareness of choices we make
  • Skill Building to navigate life powerfully
  • Community Enhancement promoting empathy and a high level of functioning for all
  • Joyful Living—encouraging a sense of freedom on all we do

We see this as an important program for, as we state in the Professional Edition of our book, How to Learn-How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension, an “Area of Fear” is one of the vital fundamentals that must be handled if a student (or adult) is going to be able to actually correctly apply their attention to studying and learning anything.

Vicki points out that in the presence of fear a person’s brain and ability to learn actually shuts down.


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The Barriers to Comprehension that Prevent Learning

The Learning Curve March 28, 2011

The Barriers to Comprehension that Prevent Learning

This show focuses on the vital information all parents, teachers and students need to know if they are going to be truly successful in their learning or teaching activities.  This show deals with three of the barriers to learning and how to prevent them.  It also gives you answers on how to detect and undo the damage done when your child or student is suffering the effects of these learning barriers.

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This week’s Learning Curve is about your child’s method and style of learning.

The Learning Curve March 21, 2011

This week’s Learning Curve is about your child’s method and style of learning.

We each have our own method of learning—and you should allow your child to do it it’s way!  You can’t dictate this to a child.  If you try to dictate how your child should learn, you’ll crush the kid and give them losses. Similarly, you must strive to facilitate an optimum balance between cause and receipt (the child being causative versus being made to inflow from the parent/teacher) in the learning process. If you violate either of these principles you risk sending your child down through the three levels of student decline to the bottom where the child goes into failure and gives up. We also discuss the point that dyslexia may well be the mark of a higher of a higher level of natural ability . . . not the disability that conventional wisdom holds it to be!  Tune in to get this latest on what research has revealed on these important issues.

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