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Bullying & Beyond…the challenges?

Time and the right conditions not only preserve but bring about something of beauty – Marie Clancy.


I have been writing on the topic of bullying since late last year and I greatly appreciate all the support, encouragement and insightful feedback and comments which I have received to my Bullying & Beyond posts!

In order to access the most up to date information available on bullying and gain some insights and understanding of the Government’s education policy regarding the prevention of bullying,  I decided to join a blended learning programme being offered by NABC; the National Anti Bullying Association of Ireland, entitled Bullying Prevention & Intervention Online Course for Teachers.  It is a ten week online programme which also includes two face to face sessions in DCU, Dublin City University, St Patrick’s, Drumcondra, in Dublin.

And so, I would like to invite you to share your thoughts with me and in doing so, help me inform my answer to the first question we have been posed…

What do you think are the greatest challenges teachers face when dealing with bullying behaviours?

I look forward to your thought provoking responses!

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie

Our Teachers — Untangled

I feel grateful and humbled by the teachers that I have along the way. They give me strength, wisdom and extraordinary courage to spread my wings and fly. ©Alexis Rose, Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph

via Our Teachers — Untangled

Re-blog of a beautiful and thought provoking post by Alexis Rose.  But I would like to ask, can we really give somebody strength, wisdom and courage? Or can we simply “HOLD” them until they are ready to trust in their own strength, wisdom and courage?

I think every good teacher, mentor, mother, parent, carer knows they CAN be an external motivator, encouraging you along the right path but they can’t give you anything unless you are internally motivated; open to, ready, willing, to accept it and to change in a positive way; …they simply SUPPORT you, using unconditional love and a lot of other techniques and skills in finding your own strength, wisdom and extraordinary courage, which was simply buried under life’s struggles, dented confidence and injured self-esteem!

What do you think?  Do people give you courage etc or do they simply model what courage looks like until you are ready to acknowledge your own innate abilities and talents?

Much love,

Marie xx


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