Becki
Cohn-Vargas


Becki Cohn-Vargas is the director of Not In Our School (NIOS) and a national speaker on the subject of school-based bullying. Currently she develops standards-based bullying prevention curriculum and has worked with over 150 NIOS efforts at schools and colleges across the United States. Earlier in her career, she spent over 35 years in public education in California. Her new book,“Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn,” co-authored with Dorothy Steele, was published by Corwin Press. 

Articles by Becki

Teaching From the Bulls-eye

How to protect your school—and your students—from hateful harassment.

Identity Safe Classrooms and Schools

As an antidote to implicit bias and stereotype threat, educators can build identity-safe classrooms and schools.

Countering Stereotype Threat

How can educators tackle stereotypes that negatively influence classroom performance? Here are some suggestions from the director of Not In Our School.

Tackling Implicit Bias

From Selma to Ferguson and beyond, implicit bias has been at play. But educators can take steps to understand this bias and move toward solutions.

Intervene With Mean - Part Three

Not all kids need the same interventions. Check out part three of our three-part series for bullying interventions that can help the majority of students.
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