Rosalind's Classroom Conversations

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Rosalind Wiseman

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Rosalind Wiseman, best selling book author and bullying prevention specialist, joins forces with ADL to provide this timely resource for educators. Rosalind’s Classroom Conversations includes features on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children.

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership and media literacy, she is in constant collaboration with educators, parents, children and teens. She is the author of the New York Times’ bestsellers. Queen Bees & Wannabes (which was turned into the movie Mean Girls) and Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life in 2014. Rosalind publishes in TIME, CNN, and the Washington Post among others and is a frequent guest on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America and National Public Radio. Although she is a native of Washington D.C. and spent most of her life there, she now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and her sons.


Caught! How to Reach Out to the Student in Trouble: Schools constantly advise children that “it’s safe to tell” and report other students’ bad behavior. As discussed in the previous essay, student's decision "to tell" is complicated. But what adults rarely think about, and should, is what it feels like to be the student who is "told on"—who gets in trouble.