Another incident occurs on the Bus ride home from school.
Talking it out
The Student comes in and tells me about the ongoing bullying she is receiving from this student. Being an educator and using the Restorative Justice protocols, I wanted to repair the relationship between the students, rather than just discipline the bullying student.
I talk to the bully in the hallway and try to understand his motives for bullying the one of his classmates. I ask him if everything is going ok at home and if anything else is bothering him.
I bring the students in for a meeting to help air out their differences and hopefully get them to get along. I instruct him to apologize to her and let him know that his words to cause harm.
The students seem to get along and the bully recognizes that his actions can affect other people. If he learned anything, hopefully he will not do it again.