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Graduate teaching students learn lessons about bullying from students

Published On: Jul 08 2013 11:48:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2013 08:09:49 PM CDT



Future teachers got a lesson on bullying Monday from middle school students.

Students from Longfellow's improv drama troupe performed at Viterbo University for more than 100 education graduate students from Iowa and Wisconsin.

The performance showed the effects that bullying can have on all students. It's part of an annual week-long seminar for people getting their masters in education.

The theme of the week is "Providing Ethical Leadership One Teacher at a Time." "Every student needs to be recognized, teachers cannot get caught up in the bureaucracy and the data driven decisions we have to make, we have to realize why did we come to education in the first place, it's each child, in that classroom and we must not lose sight of them," said Viterbo's Asst.Dean and Director of Education Graduate Programs Rhonda Rabbitt.

This week, the grad students will also see documentaries about bullying and how women are portrayed in media.