No Place for Bullying

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284067
Format: PDF
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Discover the keys to successful bullying prevention! This book describes the paradigm shifts a school leader needs to create in order to develop and lead a schoolwide bullying prevention program. Anti-bullying efforts often fail because they do not have full support from every school stakeholder, including parents. This accessible book makes it easy to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention: The WILL to address the problem The SKILL to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying The FOLLOW-THROUGH for ensuring anti-bullying policies are established and sustained

Working With Kids Who Bully

Author: Walter B. Roberts, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506334989
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shifting our thinking to help break the cycle of bullying We all know bullying impacts the academic and emotional lives of our young people. We see it in our schools and hear about it in the news. Why is it still happening? Often it’s because we fail to address the individuals at the heart of the problem—the kids who engage in the behavior. Working With Kids Who Bully challenges us to shift our thinking about these youth. Readers will find Information on cyberbullying, relational aggression, mediation, building empathy, and bibliomedia therapy Strategies and sample dialogue to use with kids who bully Diagrams and charts to clarify suggested approaches

No More Bystanders No More Bullies

Author: Shona Anderson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237840
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it’s right in front of them. This practical guide gives administrators the steps for creating a school culture where staff members are equipped to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson’s seven-step framework arms educators with: A 10-question “pulse check” to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate

Marching with Dr King

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546895480
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sometimes, doing the right thing can get you in trouble. This is a lesson James learns the hard way when he is moved to sit behind Richie. The two hit it off at first, with James sharing observations about funny habits their classmates have. That's when Richie reveals his true colors. He's sneaky, avoiding the watchful eyes of teachers and playing the part of the perfect student. As he vies for the Premier Student of the Year Award, he uses James's observations to manipulate the school's reward system and blackmail students into helping him. When James learns of his new friend's plan, he does his best to stop it but ultimately ends up getting himself in trouble. As he tries to convince other students to stand with him, he learns just how far Richie is willing to go. With a school full of seemingly oblivious teachers, the question of what to do becomes more and more complex. The assignment of a social studies project on Martin Luther King Jr. finally brings James to the realization that by delving into the past, he might be able to learn some valuable strategies for dealing with his problems in the present.

Students Teachers and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools

Author: Christa Boske
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463001484
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The importance of Boske and Osanloo’s approach to identifying the crisis of bullying in our society lives within the personal stories shared in this book. Readers are reminded that victims of bullying are our own friends, neighbors and classmates, and those at every level in the community are challenged to be part of the solution. The hatred carried out by those who bully impacts all of us, not only the individual victims. Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools captures the tragedy victims face and the urgency of creating a new dialogue amongst our educators.– Judy Shepard, Founder, Matthew Shepard Foundation The most important experts on bullying are the students, parents, and educators who wrestle with its impact every day. In this book, Boske and Osanloo place them at the center of the dialogue to design lasting solutions and spur the national conscience into action. Bias-based bullying complicates systemic solutions by activating the “isms” and “phobias” that plague us all. The bold collective behind this book calls us to get over our own stuff and double down on our efforts to create safe and affi rming schools for all students.– Eliza Byard, PhD, Executive Director, GLSEN The brilliance and boldness of this book lie in two distinguishing features. First, inspired by the Boske and Osanloo’s vision, the contributors discuss bullying as precisely what it is: not an interpersonal challenge, not a cross-cultural tension, not an issue that can be conflict-mediated away, but a social justice concern that is connected to bigger societal conditions and injustices. Secondly, Boske and Osanloo reject the idea that academics are the experts of everybody’s experiences, and so they open the space on the pages of their book to the targets of bullying and their on-the-ground advocates. The result is revolutionary. If you think you understand bullying, I dare you to read this book.– Paul Gorski, Founder, EdChange, & Associate Professor, Integrative Studies atGeorge Mason University

Okay Kevin

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504327
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kevin never smiles at school, but he is different at home. He jumps up and down when his favorite football team scores a touchdown, and screams "CANNONBALL!" when he jumps into the swimming pool. But at school he feels that he isn't 'okay.' Other kids in his class are much quicker at putting their hands up and answering the teacher's questions, and Kevin feels that he will never catch up. One day, his reading teacher asks him to help out with the school store, and Kevin slowly begins to realise that he had really been 'a okay' all along. Through providing an insight into Kevin's thoughts, feelings and coping strategies, this picture book for ages 5-8 is a source of support for children who, like Kevin, find school difficult and feel that they are 'behind' their peers. The book, which draws on the author's experiences as the principal of an elementary school, is also the perfect springboard for discussion around difficulties at school, academic ability, self-esteem, confidence and recognising strengths.

Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772193
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.

Half a Man

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763680915
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa’s ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare, he must not make too much noise, he must not ask Grandpa any questions about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays and learns the story behind Grandpa’s injuries, finally getting to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing scars that have divided his family for so long.

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard

Author: Sameer Hinduja
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412966884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Identify the warning signs of cyberbullying and prevent inappropriate behaviors! Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this resource offers educators information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents and includes: Tips for identifying cyberbullies or targets “Breakout boxes” highlighting hundreds of anti-cyberbullying strategies A review of current research and legal rulings Strategies for responsible social networking Follow-up reflection questions in each chapter Guidelines for working with parents and law enforcement

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483388867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tackle underlying issues to get to the root of bullying James Dillon translates rich and insightful research on the dynamics of change into practical terms, while probing deeply into the issues and why they persist in our schools to promote meaningful conversation among school staff and parents. Inside you’ll find Vignettes, analogies, and real-life examples along with tools that illustrate the benefits of using alternative methods to prevent bullying Discussion on transforming the role of discipline to reframe bullying among teachers, administrators, and students Guidance on how to establish a school climate that promotes empathy and compassion instead of fear