Using the Bucket Filling Philosophy in our Schools

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My Topic and Purpose

Using "Bucket Filling" in schools to promote positive peer interactions

The intent of this course is to teach educators and professionals how to incorporate Bucket Filling into their classrooms and schools to promote positive peer interactions and eliminate bullying.

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Topics that will be discussed:

  • What is Bucket Filling? Bucket Filling vs. Bucket Dipping
  • How can Bucket Filling be implemented into the classroom?
  • How can Bucket Filling be implemented within the school?

Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what Bucket Filling is
  • Decipher the difference between Bucket Filling and Bucket Dipping
  • Different techniques to implement Bucket Filling into the classroom
  • Different techniques to implement Bucket Filling in the school

Needs Assessment

Problem


In the world we live and grow up in today, there is a major problem with bullying. Bullying in school is widely defined as repeated, intentional acts of aggression directed toward a student who has less status or power (Datta, Cornell & Huang, 2017). Ang, Chong, Cheong, Lee, Tang & Liew 2018 stated “one in three school-going children in the United States are victims of bullying”. Only about a third of children who get bullied report it. The saddest fact is that majority of the bullying is being done in our schools. The place where children are supposed to feel safe, learn and enjoy are being transformed into anxious, terrifying and upsetting places to be. Many studies show that bullying is linked to lower school engagement, decreased academic achievement, and poorer mental health (Datta, Cornell & Huang, 2017).

“An important part of leadership is the “us,” who we are “personally” (Jones, 2010). We need to put a stop to bullying, there needs to be programs implemented within schools to promote a positive learning environment where children can go back to being the carefree, happy children they should be. Our own leadership is our everyday words and how we treat/view each other (Jones, 2010). We need to constantly remind ourselves to be the best “me” for everyone to see. Implementing this bucket filling philosophy will make an enormous impact on schools across the United States. Not only will it decrease bullying, it will increase self-esteem and the way our students view themselves. “Bucket fillers demonstrate behaviors that value other and because bucket filling is reciprocal, bucket fillers usually have full buckets because the people around them are doing the same” (Jones, 2010).


What is to be learned

Learners will learn the components of implementing the “bucket filling” philosophy into their classrooms. Learns will be given ideas on how to do so and the most effective ways to reduce bullying and promoting a positive learning environment within their classrooms.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

The learners

Learners will include educators, preservice educators, or professionals in the educational field who are interesting in creating positive peer interactions within their classrooms and schools. Instruction will be geared towards teachers in elementary classrooms, although the activities taught could be modified to fit the needs of a secondary classrooms as well. Learners will come from various backgrounds of teaching and come with prior knowledge on how to create positive peers interactions within their classrooms.


Instructional context

Learners will be engaged in a full online learning environment. Learners will be able to interact and participate in online discussions/activities. Access to internet is a must in order to participate in the mini course.


Exploring the problem and solution

In many schools across the country bullying effects the interaction among peers. Confronting this problem with more negative attention is something we see happen often. “If you bully there will be consequences.” Schools need to take a step back and focus on the positive aspects rather than the negatives. Instead of having consequences for “bad behavior” maybe we should start rewarding and promoting “good behavior”. This course will give teachers and professionals the necessary tools and steps to create an environment that rewards children based on positive peer interactions. This mini course will give examples on lessons and different ways to incorporate the bucket filling philosophy into the classrooms and schools.


Goals

The goal of this mini course is educate future educators, current educators, and professionals on how to implement “bucket filling” into their schools and classrooms to create positive peer interactions.

Performance-Based Objectives

  • The learners will be able to state four or more ways where they can implement bucketfilling throughout their classroom and school environment
  • The learners will be able to complete the given quiz with 100% accuracy.
  • The learner will participate in discussions and activities that incorporate a positive learning environment.
  • The learner will be able to collaborate with their peers to provide multiple ways to incorporate the bucket filling philosophy as a united front

Task Analysis

Unit 1 Learners will be able to understand what the bucket filling philosophy is and distinguish between bucket filling and bucket dipping

Unit 1: What is Bucket Filling?

  • Students will view Unit 1: What is Bucket Filling
  • Students will view a website designed for bucket filling to reflect and reiterate what it is and what it is meant to do along with viewing a video that shows bucket filling vs. bucket dipping.

Assessment:

  • Learners will complete a quiz sorting objects by bucket filling items vs. bucket dipping items.
  • Learners will keep a journal with their thoughts and questions about this topic.

Unit 2: Learners will be able to understand ways to implement the bucket filling philosophy into the classroom.

Unit 2: How do we incorporate Bucket Filling into the classroom?

  • Students will view the website given to see ways that were created to implement the bucket filling philosophy into our classrooms.
  • Students will watch a video about different ways to implement bucket filling within your classroom.

Assessment:

  • Learners will state four or more ways that they can implement bucket filling into the classrooms to create a positive learning environment.
  • Learners will keep a journal with their thoughts and questions about this topic.

Unit 3: Learners will be able to learn how to implement the bucket filling philosophy into the school.

Unit 3: How do we incorporate Bucket Filling into our schools?

  • Students will view the different pdf's regarding how to implement bucket filling into the school.
  • Students will watch two videos that show examples of implementing bucket filling into the school.

Assessment:

  • Learners will collaborate and discuss among themselves different ways to incorporate bucket filling into their schools.
  • Learners will keep a journal with their thoughts and questions about this topic.

Curriculum Map

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References and Resources

Anderson, M. (2016, July 30). Bucket Filling Classroom [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyIazusU_OY

Chin-Siang Ang, Chien-Ping Chong, Shuet-Wen Cheong, Chiew-Yen Lee, Zhen Hui Tang, & Chooi Yen Liew. (2018). Self-Esteem and Tendency of Bullying among Primary School Children. Romanian Journal of Psychology, 20(1), 11–17. https://doi.org/10.24913/rjap.20.1.03

Datta, P., Cornell, D., & Huang, F. (2017). The Toxicity of Bullying by Teachers and Other School Staff. School Psychology Review, 46(4), 335–348. https://doi.org/10.17105/SPR-2017-0001.V46-4

Free Resources. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://bucketfillers101.com/create-bucketfilling-school.php

Jones, D. W. (2010). DD a Vital Behavior of Everyday Leadership. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 21-2.

[MehlvilleSchools]. (2013, September 6). Blades Bucket Fillers & Morning Announcements 2013. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmpntvasz7U

“Pequannock Township School District.” Pequannock Township Public Schools, pequannock.org/index.jsp [PDF File].

Proud to be Primary. (2018, May 03). Bucket Filler Activities for the Classroom. Retrieved from https://proudtobeprimary.com/bucket-filler-activities-for-the-classroom/

[Spokane Public Schools]. (2014, October 1). Browne Elementary students put focus on bucket filling. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyYEJcUiDcg

[Sunny Side]. (2013, September 6). How Full is Your Bucket at Sunnyside Intermediate School [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YROkxZ3NYXo