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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 (Bully Free Classroom®) Paperback – July 16, 2010
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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
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I have tagged just about every activity there is in my copy. I'm pointing this out because sometimes when I buy curriculum...I am only able to use a few of the activities (which is upsetting to both me and my wallet). I'd use ALL 125 activities in No Kidding About Bullying.
I must say....I'm impressed. And let me tell you, it takes a lot to impress me. One of the lessons I have done from this guide is called - Basement or Balcony? It's about using the highest or the lowest part of who we are. After the lesson, the teacher of the class came up to me and said, "As you were teaching your lesson. I was working on my weekly newsletter to parents and I started typing what you were saying. I love it and am going to ask parents to please use this concept and language at home because we will be using them here." When teachers love your lessons - jackpot.
A few more of my favorite lessons from No Kidding About Bullying are: A Get-Along Classroom; Leave It at the Door; Creating Your Place In Other People's Memory Banks; Peace Shield; Using Think Alouds; Responsibility vs. Blame; Basement or Balcony?; Staying in the Balcony; Staying Respectful with Someone You Don't Like; Unhooking from Mean Words and Actions; Don't Get Stung by Zingers; and The Courage to be an Upstander. And these are just a few....I pretty much love them all. They are having a solid impact on our students and giving me a whole new world of language to use with kids.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found several activities that I could use immediately for my discussions about bullying in the school setting with individuals and groups.Published 4 months ago by Amanda Hannah
I didn't receive this but would love too this would be a great addition to my anti bully tools and would help me with groups and skills building and learn different techniquesPublished on April 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Sprague
This book is has a wealth of activities to use with kids if you are a school counselor or teaching lessons to kids on anger, empathy, bullying, etc. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Mare
As a counselor at two Elementary Schools, I need my resources to be quick to access and easy to apply with meaning and usefulness. The book No Kidding about Bullying had it all. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by sperez
I am a director of guidance in a school district. My elementary (gr PK-5) and middle school (gr 6-8) counselors love this resource! Lots of usable ideas.Published on July 30, 2012 by Marty B