No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along
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No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along

by Naomi Drew
     
 

Prevent bullying behaviors, help students become "upstanders" for themselves and others, and foster respectful, welcoming classroom communities with this flexible resource. Featuring lessons that may be completed in 20 minutes or less, the book can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or as a complement to other anti-bullying and character education programs. With a

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Prevent bullying behaviors, help students become "upstanders" for themselves and others, and foster respectful, welcoming classroom communities with this flexible resource. Featuring lessons that may be completed in 20 minutes or less, the book can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or as a complement to other anti-bullying and character education programs. With a focus on preventing teasing, name-calling, fighting, exclusion, and other hurtful actions. No Kidding About Bullying also features activities for when mistreatment is occurring. Games, role plays, group discussions, art, and writing projects affirm the importance of respect, listening, and kind actions at school. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and teachers. Digital content includes reproducibles and bonus material.

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“We’ve long known that meanness and social violence in school can profoundly affect students’ sense of safety, emotional well-being, and academic achievement. We also know that adult behaviors and attitudes have a tremendous impact on the social and emotional climate of a school. Here, then, are dozens of practical activities educators and counselors can use to build a sense of community, prevent negative social interactions, and address specific issues as the need arises. Respectful of the realities and feelings that kids experience, this book offers students concrete language and strategies to resolve conflicts, manage their emotions, and take responsibility for their actions. This is an important book, one that can have a tremendous and positive influence on students’ behaviors and attitudes, as well as the culture of a classroom—and school.”—Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., author of Creating Emotionally Safe Schools and The Win-Win Classroom

“An invaluable resource.”
—Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., coauthor of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard

“If ever there were required reading for bullying prevention, this would be it.”
—Laurence R. Fieber, Executive Director, Center for Future Educators at The College of New Jersey

“As an administrator of the Responsive Classroom approach to social-emotional learning, I see that the rich supply of discussion structures and Drew’s approaches to anger management and conflict resolution in No Kidding About Bullying can help leverage the effort to create peaceful classrooms that provide safe places to learn.”

—Linda Crawford, executive director of Origins, Midwest Regional Center for the Responsive Classroom® approach
 

“Finally, a book that speaks to teachers and instructors in the classroom to help them deal with the issues of bullying. In my work, I often see and teach about the end result of bullying—which may be genocide, because every genocide first started with name-calling and picking on others. This book and teacher resource guide will assist the New Jersey Commission in meeting the mandate that all students (K–12) learn about the evils of bias, prejudice, and bigotry through the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide.

“The lessons in this book provide many positive techniques for preventing the spread of bullying. Congratulations on a book well done and that will positively impact many teachers and students.”

—Dr. Paul B. Winkler, executive director, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust
 

No Kidding About Bullying is a godsend for teachers everywhere. I have passed it around among people I know and I will continue to do so. It’s perfect because teachers have so little time to pull a lesson together. This book does it all—it gives the exact words to say, ready-made worksheets, and clear objectives. Not only does it help me focus, but it allows me to spend more time preparing for the kids instead of trying to write my own objectives for my lesson plans. It was also helpful to spread the word about what I was doing with the kids to the administration of my school. As I read this book I was inspired to do so many things to bring the message home for my kids.”—Emily Voelkel, 4th grade teacher, Houston, Texas

 “This is an extraordinary resource. It should be in every single elementary and middle school classroom.”—Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., director of Rutgers University Social-Emotional Learning Lab and author of The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement

“I recommend that anyone dealing with children in grades 3 through 6 get a copy of this book, ask the questions, and do the activities. It will definitely make a difference in a child’s life and in your relationship with that child.”—Tina Nocera, founder, Parental Wisdom®

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
The title says it all in this thorough and user-friendly workbook for teachers at the upper elementary level. Written by a longtime author and advocate in conflict resolution, it provides the facts and figures about the rising aggression among younger students, the long term effects of bullying, but most importantly the lessons to help students "navigate through an increasingly complex and violent world." Divided into two sections, part one provides teachers with 15 lessons on "building bully-free skills and attitudes," while part two works on "getting along and staying bully-free" with 110 lessons on Fostering Kindness and Compassion, Managing Anger, Preventing Conflict, Responding to Conflict, Addressing Name-calling and Teasing, Dealing with Bullying and Accepting Differences. Each lesson is one page in length, takes about 20 minutes to conduct and includes outcomes, materials, steps in preparation, the introduction, discussion, activity, wrap-up and frequently, an extension activity. The author suggests utilizing the first part in order but the second part can be used as the teacher or school sees the need. Throughout, there are kid friendly reproducible handouts plus a CD ROM containing nine enrichment activities, school-wide bullying response protocols, student bullying report forms, handouts for parents and a poem for inspiration. Every school should have at least one copy of this book as a resource. Many adults are going to learn a thing or two about conflict, as well. A pre and post test, a survey about conflict and four review session as well as an index and sources for further reference are included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575423494
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Series:
Bully Free Classroom®
Edition description:
Book with Digital Content
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Naomi Drew, M.A., is a nationally known expert on conflict resolution and peacemaking. She consults with school districts, leads workshops, and is often featured in the media. She is also the author of The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts (with accompanying leader’s guide), Hope and Healing: Peaceful Parenting in an Uncertain World, and Peaceful Classroom in Action. Her Web site, www.learningpeace.com, is a destination for people who want to create peace in their homes and schools.

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