Richard Weissbourd is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Human Development and Psychology Program. With Stephanie Jones, he directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising. He is a founder of local and national interventions for at-risk children, as well as of a Boston pilot school. He has advised on the city, state, and federal levels on family policy and school reform and has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs. He is the author of "The Vulnerable Child," named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top 10 education books of all time. His most recent book, "The Parents We Mean to Be," was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.
Adults often ask students to be upstanders, to speak out against bullying and other social problems, and to go against the tide. But we should also help students change the tide.This means changing social norms so that young people feel respected not when they degrade other students, but when they include others.
Bullying and Ostracism,
Choosing to Participate,
Raising Ethical Children