Direct Instruction / Te Akoranga
This lesson is a two-part episode. This is part two.
The learning intentions for this lesson was for the students to gain a better understanding of what bullying is, what it looks like and what it might feel like.
Ko te tino whainga o te akoranga nei he whai māramatanga ki tēnei mea te whakaweti, he aha tōna ahua, me aha hoki ngā kare-ā-roto ka rāngona pea e te tāngata.
This video shows the second part of this lesson following the discussion around what bullying is and what it might look like. In this video the students go off and create their own skits based on experiences and of their understanding of what bullying is. Once they perform their skits, we go around and identify what behaviours we see.
E whakaatu ana tēnei whitiahua i te wāhanga tuarua o tōku akoranga mō te whakaweti. Ka whakawehe ngā akonga ki ngā rōpū iti me te waihanga i o rātou ake whakaari mō te whakaweti. Kia whakaari mai rātou, ka whakawhiti kōrero mātou mō ngā kitenga me ngā momo mahi whakaweti i roto i te whakaari.
Reflection / Arotake
This was such a fun way for the kids to express such a hard topic and to be able to share freely. One of the issues we encountered was students unable to agree on what their whakaari would be about which resulted in some tears. We'll do this exercise again when more of the class returns and I'll have scenarios that they choose randomly.
Things to note
At the end of the lesson we talk about recreating these same whakaari but showing how to "fix" or intervene in situations where bullying occurs.
At the very end of the lesson, we do go back over our classroom strategies for when we are feeling sad, angry or upset. I was very aware that some of the scenarios we talked about and explored could be triggering for some of the students.
There is a student in the background who is not engaging in any of the work due to conflict with another student. I was aware that he wasn't participating.