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Keywords: Tablet, Podcast, Teasing, Bullying
Subject(s): Podcasting, Technology, Social Skills
Grades 6 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
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School: North Iredell Middle School, Olin, NC
Planned By: Charles Flay
Original Author: Charles Flay, Olin
Lesson Plan: Bullying and teasing lesson plan Grade level: 6-8
Created by: C. Flay Date: September 12, 2012

Learner Outcomes: What will the students be able to do as a result of this lesson? What education standards will be met?
• Students will demonstrate understanding causes and results of bullying.
• Students will be able to recognize and stop bullying when it occurs

How do we differentiate bullying from teasing?
The Double I-R Criteria
I – Intentional
I – Imbalance of power (physical or psychological)
R- Repeated

Lesson Overview:
What are the goals of this lesson and how will they be met? (set the stage)
• Previous related lesson, students have read and discussed districts policy on bullying
• Students demonstrate through verbal communication their knowledge of the differences between teasing and bullying. (check prerequisites, review of last lesson)
• Learn to identify, prevent, and stop bullying.

Description of Lesson Plan Components: What is happening during each part of the lesson?
Introduction: Review previous lesson on bullying policy.
Question students to determine their understanding of the concepts and what the
differences and similarities are between teasing and bullying.

Instruction: Students will complete Cornell notes with bullying and teasing examples. Teacher will demonstrate how to create a podcast on a tablet

Guided Practice: Work through sample podcast with students. As a group determine procedures needed to find answers.

Will distribute worksheet with “questions to determine teasing or bullying situations”
Independent Practice: Have students use their knowledge of bullying and teasing too collaboratively develop podcasts.

Lesson Procedures:

What material and equipment is required? What questions will you ask? How will you begin and transition between components and lessons? Activity Instructions:
What are the step-by-step instructions for student activities and practices? What outcomes do you expect? Description of Web Enhancement:
What websites, search topics, and e-mail addresses will you use?

How will you use them to meet the goals of the lesson component?
Materials Needed

• Master copy of Teacher prepared notes
• Access to a computer with internet
• Whiteboard

Materials Needed

• Pen or Pencil
• Tablet
• Copy of “Worksheet Bullying or Teasing”
• Copy of Teacher prepared notes on how to prepare a podcast


• What is the difference between bullying and teasing?
• How do you determine bullying occurs?
Lesson Layout and Approximate Time Needed:

- Review Similarities and differences of Bullying and Teasing

5 minutes

- Instruction on creating a Podcast

7 minutes

- Guided practice on creating a sample bullying or teasing podcast

5 minutes

- Independent collaborative group work creating a bullying and teasing podcast

30 minutes


This page can be used as a reference for all areas of bullying.


21 slide PowerPoint of spreadsheet vocabulary


25 question review that reviews bullying and teasing


• EC students will have assignment reduced upon ability

• AG student will be used as peer tutor

• ELL student will be allowed dictionary, Google Translator, and have peer tutor assigned that is fluent in home language and English

Outcomes Expected:

• Students will have an understanding of how graph & chart work in a spreadsheet

• Students will be at level 4 of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (Analysis) or at the very least level 3 (Application)

Additional Notes:
What else is important to know, such as: links to other subject areas, special logistic, setup requirements, and extensions?
Lesson I for this topic was the vocabulary and review of district policy regarding bullying. It is important to refer back to the previous lesson before teaching the creating podcast portion.

Lesson III, the next part of this lesson will focus on listening to the podcasts and interpreting the scenarios presented, looking at the relationship between the various components.

Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Can be used in Health class
Can be used with other positive behavior lessons
Materials: Hardware Devices, Podcasting, Wacom Tablets
Other Items: 5 Samsung Galaxy pad, $248 each, total of $1240.00