music, video, and classroom activities, the "Don't Laugh at Me" (DLAM) programs
help sensitize children to the painful effects of behaviors that too often
rites of passage in childhood - ridicule, disrespect,
ostracism and bullying. Children participating in DLAM learn that by working
together they can positively shape their school environment, and eventually
message to the broader community.
Operation Respect/ESR also grants educators permission to reproduce the written DLAM materials, the copywritten CD and video, free of charge. If you would like to order multiple copies of the curriculum guides, VHS videos and CDs, please email your order to Elizabeth Kolodny at: firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the materials are available free of charge, courtesy of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
You are among the many teachers, school counselors, principals, school social
workers and other educational and healthcare professionals who have expressed
an interest in learning about and/or implementing DLAM. The program focuses
on fostering four characteristics of a caring community: the healthy expression
caring, compassion, and cooperation; creative
resolution of conflicts; and, appreciation of differences.
We recognize that you bring a wide range of talents and experiences to your
work, including in some cases training in social and emotional learning and
character education. We strongly believe that such training is crucial to the
successful implementation and delivery of the DLAM curriculum. Please visit
our professional development section to learn more about opportunities to participate
and/or organize a DLAM workshop.
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