International Bullying Prevention Conference
 
D5. Making Socially-Accepting Inclusive Classrooms: Strategies to Foster Positive Peer Interactions

Speaker
Miriam Miller, Research and Educational Consultant; Doctoral Student, University of British Columbia


Description
This practical, skills-based workshop draws on the work of the MOSAIC (Making Socially-Accepting, Inclusive Classrooms) Approach. The workshop provides educational practitioners with an overview of how educators can positively influence peer dynamics and peers’ social devaluation, exclusionary behaviours, and reputational bias. Workshop participants will leave with a set of strategies that can be applied in their particular contexts to promote a culture of kindness, empathy and inclusive behaviours.