Bullying Awareness: A Letter to the Playground Bully

scarlett heightsThis month I’m doing my teacher’s college practicum at Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. I got to participate in their Bullying Awareness Assembly and perform one of my current favorite poems, A Letter to the Playground Bully, by Andrea Gibson.

Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clm8w8_eOnc

Andrea introduces this piece by saying that while acts of bullying in schools have received a lot of media attention recently, there hasn’t been as much attention about what schools are doing (or not doing) to create safe spaces. I think she’s right.

The TDSB’s equity policy is very inspiring in its progressiveness and yet it takes a long time to translate that kind of forward thinking into action. Let’s work on it.

About tanyapoet

Queer poet and educator committed to access and equity
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