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 teen culture, bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media and media literacy, she is in constant collaboration and dialogue with educators, parents, children and teens. Rosalind is the founder of Cultures of Dignity, the author of the curriculum, Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying and Injustice and a multiple New York Times’ bestselling author including Queen Bees & Wannabes (which was the basis for the movie and Broadway musical Mean Girls) and Masterminds & Wingmen. 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. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two 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.