Dignity for All Students




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Shirelle Dowdell, DASA Coordinator

Shirelle Dowdell
Dignity Act Coordinator
 
Craig Heckman, DASA Coordinator

Craig Heckman
Dignity Act Coordinator
Student Complaint Form When reporting a bullying incident, please fill out this form and submit to Ms. Dowdell, Mr. Heckman, or any administrator. *This report may be completed anonymously, but doing so may limit the follow up that can occur. View_Print
DASA Reporting Form When reporting a bullying incident, please fill out this form and submit to Ms. Dowdell, Mr. Heckman, or any administrator. *This report may be completed anonymously, but doing so may limit the follow up that can occur. View_Print
DASA Investigation Form When reporting a bullying incident, please fill out this form and submit to Ms. Dowdell, Mr. Heckman, or any administrator. This report is completed by faculty or staff. View_Print
DASA Training Building level presentation for faculty and staff presented by Shirelle Dowdell and Craig Heckman, DASA Coordinators View_PP
Fact Sheet This is a brief fact sheet detailing What the New York State Education Department (NYSED) have to do, What does my Board of Education have to do, Who is protected under this legislation, and other important information. View_Print
NYSED New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Web_Site


Lesson Plan Ideas


September

It's All About Second Chances Beth Hammett found out the hard way that most good things in education hang on giving people second chances. In the Fall 2012 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine's "Why I Teach," she examines the importance of looking beyond students' pasts to see their potential.

Real Insight Into Abilities When her daughter described a classroom exercise the built empathy for those with different abilities, it reminded Pam Cytrynbaum of the importance of experiential learning. Some situations can only be understood by living them--even if only for one class period.
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What Do You Know About Ethel Kennedy? Ethel, an award-winning HBO documentaryWatch Video, offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph. The accompanying lesson guide explores the civil rights movement, U.S. elections, gender roles and other topics through Ethel Kennedy's unique personal perspective.

This Week's Poll: How Do You Handle the Holidays? It's December, and many schools are decorating for the holidays--but which holidays? How do you balance diverse holidays in your classroom? Tell us in this week's poll
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What's Ahead: New Teaching Tolerance Lessons. Plan ahead for the next four weeks:

  • Dec. 3: Lesson 3: I See You, You See Me: Different Images of BeautyLearn More
  • Dec. 10: Lesson 4: I See You, You See Me: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Body Image
  • Dec. 17: Clothing-based Bias
  • Jan. 2: Lesson 1: LGBT in the Civil Rights Movement: James Baldwin: Art, Sexuality and Civil Rights