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 Bullying. Listen 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.
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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