Monologue on bullying



Istituto Cassarà Guida

Grade and age

2° grade of first level of secondary education – 12 years old


Civic education

What has been done?

Students watch a monologue on bullying as an authentic text and then read its script on anti-bullying day. They analysed the video (the questioning the author strategy was used) and then created one of their own, in which each student recited a part of the original monologue.

After the video, they also completed drawings in which they represented the situation of someone who is bullied (for example, the drawing below from a student shows a boy wearing a mask, pretending to smile despite his internal feelings).

What kind of DL or SEL skills did you cover?

  • Recognizing ideas and emotions and putting them into practice
  • Enhancing bodily expressions
  • Engaging in collaborative dialogue on the topic
  • Self-awareness
  • Comprehension of text

Which authentic text did you choose?

Title: My name is Giancarlo Catino

Description: A monologue about how a boy lives and what he feels when he is picked on by his schoolmates, from primary to high school.

Author: Massimiliano Bruno

Whar results can you expect?

When students become part of it, learning becomes a conscious process. Social emotional skills will support your students’ learning about crucial life topics such as bullying or resilience, and therefore also deepen engagement in your subject. Disciplinary literacy will help them to recognize their emotions and feel confident to discuss them. Authentic texts come to their aid when they don’t know how to voice their emotions.

What do students say?

Students felt more motivated and they understand, through social emotional and disciplinary literacy skills, that this subject is needed for building their future, their personality, their knowledge and their overall holistic development.

Annex: drawing created by the students

Annex: Monologue on bullying:

Group dynamics

Country: Romania
School: Colegiul National Gheorghe Sincai Cluj-Napoca
Grade and age: 11th Grade (17-18 years old)
Discipline: Sociology
Topic: Group dynamics

Soil quality monitoring

Country: Romania
School: Colegiul Tehnic C.D. Nenitescu Baia Mare
Grade and age: 12th Grade (18-19 years old)
Discipline: Soil Quality Monitoring
Topic: Quality Chemical Indicators

The sets of numbers

Country: Romania
School: Colegiul Națonal „Emil Racoviță” Cluj-Napoca
Grade and age: 9th grade (14-15 years old)
Discipline: Mathematics
Topic: Sets of numbers