Ending Bullying Requires Empathetic Teachers, Not Just Students – Education – GOOD

Teachers who learn to collaborate, resolve conflicts, and respect multiple perspectives become powerful role models for students.


The documentary Bully has forced teachers and principals to renew their efforts to find ways to end bullying in schools. Although experts have identified steps schools should take to end bullying, the broader challenge—creating a culture of empathy—remains. According to educator Vinciane Rycroft, co-founder of U.K.-based charity Mind with Heart, if teachers want to address the root of the problem they must become models of empathy, altruism, and compassion.