Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Preventing Bullying

Hey guys,

Since today is the first day of school in my district, I wanted to write this post because I think it's an important topic especially since school is just beginning. As you can tell by the title of this post, this is about bullying prevention. Now, I have been in the shoes of someone being bullied a lot throughout my school years so I unfortunately know how it feels to be bullied. If you're being bullied and feel like you don't have anyone to talk to, you are always welcomed to send me a message through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or E-mail (I'll have them all listed below). 

Bullying is a serious issue throughout the world and needs to end! Nobody should have to go through being bullied. It's really sad to see on Facebook News reports of kids/teens committing suicide because they think that the only way out from getting bullied. The statistics are also sad to read (, 2018) :

  • 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12  and 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. -You may say only 28% and 20% ,those sound like low percentages, but in all honestly those percentages are high in this situation. The percentage for both of those grades groups should be 0. 
  • Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.-Although they were honest in the surveys, they should put themselves in the kids they bullys' shoes and see how being bullied affects them.
  • The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often. Cyberbullying happens the least frequently. -Since social media is growing and the number of cell phones and electronics are increasing, I feel cyber bullying is happening more. Kids/teens think if they bully someone through social media sites it isn't bullying because they are not saying it directly to their face but it is absolutely still considered bullying. 
  • Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying. -Some kids/teens think if they tell on their bullies that will only make them bully them even more. I will say that I've been nervous to tell educators about what was going on. 
  • There is no federal anti-bullying law. Although 49 states have anti-bullying legislation, bullying is not illegal. - Bullying should be illegal because it does more harm than some people realize. 

Parents/Guardians- Please talk to your children about bullying and that being a bully will not be tolerated. If they see a friend or a classmate being bullied, encourage them to go tell an educator.

Educators- Please keep an eye out for bullying occurring in your classroom and school. If you see bullying going on please talk to the student that is bullying. If a student informs you of bullying happening, please know that they are telling you because they trust you, and please again talk to the student who is bullying.

Students- Please know that if you're being bullied, you don't have to deal with it by yourself. Educators are there to help you and keep you safe. If you don't want to tell your teacher/principal/ counselor what's going on ask a friend to tell them. I'm sure they will keep you anonymous if you ask them to.

Remember, I have been in your shoes and I'm here if you need someone to talk to. 


I hope everyone has a great school year!! (2018). Facts About Bullying. [online] Available at: [Accessed 22 Aug. 2018].

<3 Amanda 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Teacher YouTubers 2018

Hey guys,

Since it's the beginning of the new school year, I thought I would give a shout-out to 4 teachers that I have been watching on YouTube and following on Instagram mainly. If you're a teacher yourself, they are some great teachers to get ideas from and if you're in college and going for your teaching degree or basically any career working with kids, they are also great role models for you.

Early EDventures: This only might be Shelley's 2nd year of teaching 3rd grade but let me just say this, I think she's doing an amazing job with what I have seen through her YouTube videos and Instagram posts. She also recently got married so congratulations to her and her new husband.  You can find Shelley on Instagram and on her Teacher Pay Teacher (TPT) Account

The Kinderhearted Classroom By the name of her YouTube channel, I can tell that Elizabeth loves teaching Kindergarten with all her heart and with what I and her other subscribers see while watching her videos, I can truly see that she does. She recently got a class pet, which is a turtle named Franklin. There are a few ways that you can find her besides her YouTube channel. You can find her on her blog, Instagram, TPT Account (Teacher Pay Teacher), and Facebook.

My2ndGradeLife: Vanessa is a 2nd grade teacher. Like the other teachers I'm mentioning, I also think she's a great teacher. Besides being a teacher, she's also an owner of a store along with her husband. They create teacher shirts, teacher accessories and custom orders. Their shirts are cute and have inspiring sayings. You can also find her on Instagram, TPT Account and Twitter

thatonehappyclassroom: Last school year, Fernanda taught kindergarten but this year she's teaching first grade. I still think she'll be a great teacher teaching first grade. She also got married recently so congratulations to her and her husband. You can find her on Instagram and her TPT Account.

You should check out all 4 teachers and subscribe to their YouTube channels and other social medias. You won't regret it!

<3 Amanda