Operation Respect

Operation Respect is a non-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming schools, summer camps, and other youth-serving organizations into respectful, safe and compassionate climates of learning, fre

e of bullying, ridicule and violence. Founded in 1999 by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Dr. Charlotte Frank, McGraw-Hill Education senior advisor, we disseminate our own classroom-based curriculum, the “Don’t Laugh at Me,” program, free of charge to schools worldwide. Operation Respect’s inspiring music, SEL curricula, and highly-regarded professional training provide adults with the tools they need to help children express their feelings constructively, resolve conflict peacefully, celebrate diversity, and engage with each other in a spirit of caring, compassion and cooperation.

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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This activity helps participants learn calming down strategies and brainstorm how to set up and use a "Peace Place"—a special place to go when...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This activity helps participants explore a different point of view or perspective and have an opportunity to re-think their assumptions about a...
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Updated: 
2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Cross the Line is a powerful activity that helps participants understand the effects of prejudice, ridicule, teasing, and bullying.
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
This activity introduces participants to the Don’t Laugh at Me song and explores how and why it is the theme song for the "Expressing Feelings" theme...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This activity helps participants identify and articulate their own feelings, while also recognizing and respecting others’ feelings in response to...
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Updated: 
2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
This is a lesson in which participants empathize with someone who is being or feeling put-down, towards laying the groundwork for group agreements...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
In this activity, participants explore and prepare for the lessons of Operation Respect's Don't Laugh at Me curriculum cornerstone theme of “Building...
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2016
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This lesson sets the stage for creating a ridicule free zone and developing classroom agreements in the next lesson of Operation Respect's Don't...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This lesson builds on lessons from Operation Respect's Don't Laugh at Me curriculum's Expressing Feelings theme and creation of the Caring Being to...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In this lesson participants record moments of kindness, caring, and compassion around their classroom, school, and community through written stories...