Friday, September 9, 2011

{giveaway} *Winner Announced* "No Kidding About Bullying": School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest Day 9

 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 am so excited to host the School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest, which is 10 days of daily giveaways starting September 1st and ending on September 10th!

Today is day nine of the School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest.

Today's giveaway for the School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest is No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along by Naomi Drew from Free Spirit Publishing.

No Kidding About Bullying is a wealth of lessons and information. No Kidding About Bullying is comprised of 125 mini lessons that can be completed in about 20 minutes or less. The lessons are engaging and empowering.

No Kidding About Bullying is divided into two parts. Part One: Building Bully Free Skills and Attitudes, is core lessons.  Part Two: Getting Along and Staying Bully Free has sections on Fostering Kindness and Cooperation, Managing Anger, Preventing Conflict, Responding to Conflict, Addressing Name-Calling and Teasing, Dealing with Bullying, and Accepting Differences.

Lessons from No Kidding About Bullying is very flexible. You can go through the book chronologically or you can pick and choose lessons you want to facilitate with students on particular topics.

There are so many things I absolutely love about No Kidding About Bullying, but the sessions that stick out to me the most are "Session 8: Peace Tables," Session 15: Win/Win Guidelines for Working Out Conflicts," "Session 62: Basement vs. Balcony" and "Session 72: Using I-Messages and Reflective Listening in Conflicts." No Kidding About Bullying also stands out because the stories and anecdotes are from children and teachers Naomi Drew interviewed to write the book!

No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along conveniently comes with a CD with all the handouts that you need to print, including Pre/Post tests, surveys, reproducible pages to give to parents and teachers, and resources for school wide bullying prevention efforts!

You can download the table of contents, introduction and 7 sample lessons from No Kidding About Bullying for FREE on Free Spirit's website.

I had the opportunity last year to interview Naomi Drew, author of No Kidding About BullyingListen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview. After interviewing Naomi Drew got an inflatable globe to help students think about themselves in the context of a larger world.

I have used No Kidding About Bullying for classroom lessons with 6th grade students. I would recommend using this resource with students in grades 3-6.

The Giveaway:
One lucky winner (U.S. only) will be chosen at random to win a copy of No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along. The contest for this giveaway will be closed at midnight and a winner will be announced on this item's contest page on September 10th.

How to enter:
Add a relevant comment to this contest page about how you would use No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along in your work with students. The comment must appear on this item's contest page (this page). 

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Share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or your Blog, about the contest or a specific item's contest page. Make sure to provide links back to the contest page or a specific item's contest page. For each place you visit and do this, come back to the item's contest page and leave a comment explaining where you shared information about the contest!

Good luck everyone!




THE GIVEAWAY FOR THIS ITEM IS NOW OVER.


Congratulations to Renee W!







Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest and shared great ideas of how you would use No Kidding About Bullying in your work with students!


Comments are now closed.



Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources.  Contact Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

33 comments:

  1. This book looks really amazing. As an Elementary Counselor I would use this book school wide but with primary focus on my 4th and 5th graders. Last year we had a big problem with bullying within these grades that was both blatant and sneaky and I along with the administration, did several things to create a climate of peace so that Standing up for one another was more popular then bullying. Now that it is a new year and they are each a year older it would be great to give them some new strategies to build on what we talked about in class meetings last year. What I love from the previews ive seen is that this book also focuses on communication skills and conflict management. (Amazon shows a lesson on Respectful Listening). Now that our students are clear on what bullying is I would use this book to help them learn about empathy and how to strengthen their friendships to alleviate the conflicts caused by miscommunication. I also see that some of the lessons can be used with the help of my peer mediators who this year will be peer trainers of sorts helping to model the empathy skills we want to see from all of our students. The usages of this book are infinite! I hope I win!

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  2. It's my first year as a school counselor, 5th day of school, and I am already working on some bullying issues. I would love to have this book on hand! I am also teaching a Life Skills class, so I could easily incorporate some of these short lessons into the curriculum.

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  3. This contest has been fun! I am always looking for new ways to address bullying. This would be perfect.

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  4. I am always looking for new ideas to address bullying but also to teach conflict resolution and I sentences! I would definitely use this with my 4th and 5th grade where I always need new ideas to keep them engaged.
    Thanks!

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  5. This is a resource I've been intending to buy! Last year, I used a video and discussion in our guidance resource section but I don't think it hit home with the kids. This would be an awesome way to help them "get" bullying and engage them in a discussion!

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  6. Christy Partlow LuttrellSeptember 9, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    I have bully prevention guidance lessons at my elementary school. I was going to have a bully free week that continues to highlight ways to be bully free. I thought this book would provide a wealth of ideas. Thank you for having this contest."

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  7. I don't think as an elementary school counselor I can ever have enough resources to support bully prevention efforts! This one sounds great because they are ready to use activities!! I'd love to also be able to provide my teachers with some ideas for activities they can use in their classrooms.

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  8. This book sounds great and perfect for my school. I am always looking for proactive and preventative methods to work towards a bully-free school. This would be immensely helpful to me as a first-year school counselor!

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  9. This sounds like it would be a great resource to use at our school, especially with our 4th and 5th graders. I love that the activities are ready to use!

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  10. This book would be great to have. I've kept up with all your posts on it in the past and have it on my wishlist!

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  11. This book would be an awesome resource to have in my office when I need ideas for activities that pertain to bullying. We have issues almost on a daily basis in our upper elementary and are currently working to become a bully-free school.

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  12. School Counselors can never have too many ideas and activities to help with bullying! I have not seen this on before and it looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This book has been on my wishlist since I saw it last year. It looks like a great resource! I just started at a new school and there are NO resources here and I have very limited funds. This would be a great book to incorportate into my classroom lessons on bullying and small groups also.

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  14. I'm always looking for some great ways to teach students how to deal with and prevent bullying. This looks like a great resource! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I would love this!! I have been searching for something for how to deal with and prevent bullying. Since I am at a charter school, I buy everything myself- so this would be a great blessing!

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  16. I would definitely use this with my 6th graders! We are having some issues with the "just kidding" mentality and I would love to be able to illustrate just how hurtful that can really be.

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  17. I work in a school for which students come to because of their anger or bullying. I would love to utilize this book in groups.

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  18. I'd love to use these activities with my students in grades 3-5. I'm always looking for good exercises for bully prevention, and these look great. Thanks for all the great info on your blog!

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  19. This sounds like a great tool to use! Coming from the high school level, I am suprised by all the bullying behavior in the younger grades. I could really use these exercies with this grade level and in my groups.

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  20. The anti-bullying program at my elementary school could really use a boost. I think that this book will have just the right tricks and tips to help get the teachers and students more involved!

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  21. I am always looking for both: effective lessons on bullying for younger grades (i.e., 2nd and 3rd), and pre and post-assessments! So glad this has both. I am excited to purchase this if I do not win it!

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  24. This book would be a great resource to have within my "library". I could use the activities with the Life Skills classes within my school. I would love to have this book as a resource.

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  25. This would be a great resource for classroom guidance lessons. But also to help support our school-wide bullying prevention initiative. The conflict management and empathy components would be great to help train our peer mediation group as well. I would love to use this tool for my school.

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  26. Christi MeyerhoefferSeptember 9, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    I listened to your interview with the author last year and was very impressed with what I heard. I do bullying lessons with each grade level K-5 and am always looking for new and exciting lesson!

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  27. This book sounds great, I am always looking for more bullying resources! I have heard good things about this book, I would love to have it for my program!

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  28. This looks like an amazing resource and one which I could definitely use in my counseling program. I work with kids from K to 6 and often feel like the resources I have become over used and overly familiar. Thanks for sharing once again!

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  29. A fellow School Counselor sent me the link to the Free Spirit 7 sample lessons earlier today. The lessons are amazing! The lessons are creative and engaging, and what I love the most is that everything is prepared for you! I would love to add this book to my counseling collection, especially since my school is about to roll out our bullying prevention plan.

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  30. I'd make a concerted focus to develop and nurture peace keepers. I like the sample lessons and want to get the whole book.

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  31. I could really use this resource! I do have a couple other anti-bullying resources, but rarely have the time to compete the lengthy lessons.... I love the "mini lesson" approach, plus my teachers would be more likely to stick around for a shorter lesson! ;)

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