We have opportunities in our ‘homeroom’ classes to incorporate lessons about real-life issues. I have this idea, which is not formulated fully, of using the This Is Me song as a jumping off point into a lesson about bullying. Some key points I would want to make are that there are students in our school who feel the same way as what some of the song lyrics describe, every day coming into the building. “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one'll love you as you are” “Another round of bullets hits my skin Well, fire away 'cause today, I won't let the shame sink in We are bursting through the barricades and Reaching for the sun (we are warriors) Yeah, that's what we've become (yeah, that's what we've become)” I do want to have students reflect on if there have been times they have felt similar ways. Perhaps more importantly, I would like to have students reflect on if there have been times that they have contributed to somebody else feeling that way. I guess my biggest concern is actually doing justice to an anti-bullying lesson and not having it come off as cheesy or corny instead. So I would welcome any and all ideas from members here to add substance to such a lesson. Like I said right now, I just have some ideas floating around in my head about it. Thanks in advance for any input.