Sunday, October 17, 2010

Interview with Naomi Drew Podcast - Part 1

No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along (Bully Free Classroom)I had the opportunity to interview Naomi Drew, internationally recognized author, speaker, and advocate of conflict resolution and bullying education, about her new book, No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along.

To listen to the podcast, click below!


School Counselor Blog - Naomi Drew Interview Part 1 by schcounselor

Listen to Part 2 of the interview.

Visit http://bit.ly/NoKiddingAboutBullying for more information about the book and free downloads.

Also, visit Naomi Drew's blog: http://authornaomidrew.blogspot.com.
 
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18 comments:

  1. This book sounds like an excellent resource. I spend a lot of time teaching kids what bullying is and really stressing the difference between bullying and bad behavior. This book sounds like it would help take it to a much deeper level. I am interested to know if the book provides opportunities for kids to practice. I have a hard time getting students to apply what they have learned. By the way, the comment Naomi made about hearing teachers say, "That's so gay," was heartbreaking to me. Educators should be a positive example for students. I shared this article on twitter (@brandiscs) and liked it on facebook! Thanks!

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  2. The book sounds like a good resource with a lot of lessons ready to go! I liked that it focuses on empathy lessons. I will use the "globe" activity soon. I also will be teaching kids about the statistic of 57% of bullying stops within 10 seconds if a child intervenes...good to know!

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  3. Sounds like it would be a great resource! Time and timing are precious and it appears this book of activities accommodates both! What a welcomed relief! I'm looking forward to using it in group sessions as well as classroom presentations.

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  4. I am looking forward to using the activities in the book. Time and timing are precious and the book seems to accommodate both. I will be able to use the activities for groups and classroom presentations and even "on the go" which is quite often, lol.

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  5. Great info in the podcast and also sounds like in the book. I love the global responsibility perspective piece. I think it helps kids to know that they aren't alone and that we are all interconnected and what we do does matter and impact others. Looking forward to the multiple opportunities for use. Excited about the stories piece.

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  6. I enjoyed listening to your conversation, it sounds as if the author is very knowledgeable. I agree that much of bullying stems from fear (much the same way as anger does). I found it interesting that you too are leaning toward a Positive Behavior Supports System in your school. We are currently in our third year of implementing PBIS in our school and have really noticed the results in how students behave/interact with one another. For students that still have a high frequency of office referrals we have designed a special class where we teach skills (including empathy) and emphasize how their behavior impacts others. I could see using this resource for this class as well as my regularly scheduled classroom guidance.

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  7. This book sounds like it will be very helpful. I like the fact that it has combined all of the subjects that we normally teach about in guidance lessons in a bullying platform.

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  8. This sounds like an excellent resource!! I am currently completing a lot of research on bullying in order to graduate from my school counseling program. I can't wait to share these pod casts and the resource with my classmates!
    P.S. I love Teaching Tolerance too! :)

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful, relevant tool to use in my school counseling program. I love the author's concept of how we are a small part of such a big world. I work at a K-8 school and we constantly talk about how our actions affect those around us. With all of the recent media attention devoted to bullying and the impact of bullying I am working hard to do preventative work with my students. Educating and empowering the bystanders is my current focus...and teaching the students that it is our human responsibility to take care of one another.

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  10. I was just listening to Tom Friedman's lecture at MIT "The World is Flat". In it, he too comments about how we are reacting to fear post 9/11. Fear clearly breeds concerning behaviors, and bullying can be one of them. Very interesting that Naomi created this book within this context. Great discussion!

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  11. Good podcast. I'm pretty excited about this book as well. We have been doing a lot of talking about bullying and I have been doing some blog posts about bullying as well. We are a PBIS school similar to what you mentioned in the podcast and I think it really helps. We don't have a bullying problem, but that also doesn't mean we can't still educate students about it and do a prevention-type education approach. Naomi hits it on the head though when she mentions it is a school culture issue many times and staff, as well as students, set that culture. Her one teacher example where a teacher says "that's so gay" is so disheartening but I know of teachers who say things like that. Fortunately, I feel our staff does not say or do things like this and I think that is the reason we have had success. Hopefully, with the help of this book, we can continue this success!

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  12. At the very beginning of the podcast the author suggests ongoing discussions about bullying with the goal of allowing the idea of empathy to seep into a child's consciousness over time. If I can remind myself to keep this perspective, it will give me hope for changing the climate where I work.

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  13. I, too, am really interested in cultivating a healthy school culture/climate. I like the idea of teaching empathy-- what it looks like, feels like, and sounds like. I'm looking forward to reading and using the book in full.

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  14. I, too, am really interested in cultivating a healthy and positive school climate/culture. I like the idea of teaching empathy to promote that-- what it looks like, feels like, and sounds like. Can't wait to read the book in full and put it to good use.

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  15. This sounds like an excellent resource. This is my first year as a school counselor and I deal with bullying issues on a weekly basis. At 2 of my elementary schools we just launched an anti-bullying program. We received a grant for the Olweus anti-bullying program and I hope this will help alleviate some of the issues I see. I am going to start conducting classroom lessons with the teachers on bullying and am looking for great resources to help me.

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  16. Thank you sooo much for the interview very informative. Love reading new and great idea's.

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  17. I thought this was a fantastic, timely podcast. As an elementary school counselor, it's easy for even me to view bullying as a localized problem that students are dealing with just at my school. I like how you talked about bullying as a global issue and how important bullying prevention and peacemaking training at a local, school-based level can have a global impact. I would love to be able to use the resources in this book to better our school and community, with the hopes that students will grow into empathetic people who are willing to go out and take a stand for what is right in life. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  18. Thank you so much for posting this! This book looks like an excellent resource. At the last faculty conference, I recently gave a presentation on bullying and plan on doing follow up presentation as well. This book would be a great resource to add to our bullying program here at KCMS. With all the bullying that is going on in schools and the recent media attention, bullying prevention ois more important than ever to help keep our students feeling safe and happy in the schools. Thanks again!!

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