ISBN-10:
1412958113
ISBN-13:
9781412958110
Pub. Date:
08/01/2008
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect / Edition 1

How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect / Edition 1

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Overview


Encourage respectful, positive social behavior in all students!

Providing educators with strategies for engaging bullies, victims, and bystanders at their own level, this user-friendly resource offers fun and meaningful interactive lessons and activities that support students’ safety and well-being, promote healthy social-emotional development, and improve academic achievement. This research-based book helps school districts meet the curriculum requirements of recently enacted bullying laws and includes:


  • Step-by-step guidelines for each activity
  • Sidebars, sample scripts, and icons that highlight important information
  • A supply list of common classroom items for quick and easy implementation
  • Suggestions for enhancing lessons

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412958110
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,113,546
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Steve Breakstone, co-founder of Balance Educational Services, LLC, is a specialist in student discipline, bullying and violence prevention, behavior management and effective communication styles. During his dynamic workshops, he uses his theatrical experience to role-play serious realities such as being bullied, being the subject of rumors or being shunned by cliques. Steve is an expert in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, offering easy to understand seminars to teachers, administrators and attorneys.

Steve has served as the Director of Northstar Community Alliance where he worked to prevent and reduce substance abuse. He has also worked to prevent domestic abuse as the Youth and Community Educator with Project Against Violent Encounters. Steve is a past facilitator with FATHERTIME, a parenting program, and is a trained mediator.

In the late 1980s, Steve and his dog, Dixie, walked 3000 miles from New Orleans to Washington State. He is the author of the book Washington WALKABOUT, which examines the experiences of a man with developmental disabilities as he and Steve walked 1,300 miles around the state of Washington, promoting the capabilities of people with disabilities. Steve lives on 30 acres in Vermont with nature photographer Jane Glesne, and their cat.

Michael Dreiblatt of Manchester Center, Vermont is a co-founder of Balance Educational Services, LLC and Stand Up to Bullying. He is an outstanding national speaker and educational consultant, who concentrates in anti-bullying, violence prevention, creating healthy relationships, and discipline of students with special needs. With his humorous style and engaging stories, he has taught these topics to thousands of adults and students. Dreiblatt is also an expert in workplace bullying and harassment, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004).

As one of America’s favorite bullying prevention speakers and top motivational speakers, Mike has successfully trained over 500,000 students, faculty, parents and staff, how to stop bullying. His realistic and upbeat message helps schools create a positive culture and shows students how to safely and effectively stop the bullying. Mike has been as been a guest speaker in 43 states, authored two books and helped hundreds of schools and districts across America to stop the bullying. Mike have worked with many diverse school districts including the Clark County School District, New York City Department of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, Albuquerque Public Schools, Polk County Public Schools, El Paso ISD, Gallup-Mc Kinley County Schools and Mc Allen ISD.

Mike’s master’s degree is in school leadership with a specialization in curriculum & assessment. He has served as a principal, dean of students, teacher, grant writer and mediator. His first book, How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression, provides K–8 teachers, school administrators, and counselors with fun, interactive lessons and activities that stop bullying, support students’ safety and well-being, promote healthy social-emotional development, and improve academic achievement. Mike’s second book, The Wallop Story, includes lots of fun role plays and step-by-step help on how to stand up to bullies. Mike has been a national speaker since 2001.


Karen Dreiblatt, cofounder of Balance Educational Services, LLC, has devoted her adult life to bettering the lives of children. Using her background in psychology, Dreiblatt has worked with middle school students in special education, founded a play-based preschool, and has worked in the nonprofit sector to provide healthy recreation options for children of all ages.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. "Same Page" Understanding of Violence, Respect, and Bullying
Defining Violence
What Is Bullying and Respect?
Ground Rules
Statistics and Studies
2. Solving Problems Peacefully and Resolving Conflicts Respectfully
The Five Steps
Statistics and Studies
3. Creating Empathy
What Makes You Feel....?
Emotional Statues: Recognizing Body Language
Statistics and Studies
Unit Test: Chapters 1-3
4. Emotional Control and Anger Management
Guided Visualizations and Anger Monster Poster
Feeling Clouds and Charades: Expressing Feelings in Pro-Social Ways
Deep Breathing and Positive Affirmations
ABCD Exercise
Statistics and Studies
5. Teaching Assertiveness
Teaching Assertive Communication
Handshaking: Using the Qualities of Assertiveness
Recognizing Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Communication Styles
Practicing Assertive Statements
Assertiveness Role-Plays
Statistics and Studies
6. Responding to a Bully
Bully Proofing Plan of Action
Role-Playing the Bully Proofing Plan of Action
Statistics and Studies
Unit Test: Chapters 4-6
7. The Power of Bystanders
What's a Bystander to Do?
Tattling Versus Teling, A.K.A. Ratting Versus Reporting
Statistics and Studies
8. Playful Teasing Versus Hurtful Taunting
Defining Playful Teasing Versus Hurtful Taunting
You Be the Judge
Statistics and Studies
9. Making Friends: Strategies to Resist Social Aggression
Definition of Social Aggression
Likes and Yikes: Determining Friendship Qualities
Personal Boundaries
Finding New Friends
Statistics and Studies
Unit Test: Chapters 7-9
Final Test: Chapters 1-9
Epilogue
Resources
Resource A: Problems and Conflicts to Resolve
Resource B: Assertive Statements
Resource C: Assertive Communication Scenarios
Resource D: Lesson Outlines
References

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