"Confessions of a Former Bully" {Giveaway}: 2012 Back to School Giveaway!

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

Today is day two of the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway.

Today's giveaway for the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway is Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig

I fell in love with Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig the first time I read it! I loved this book so much that I even made a bully hat to use with the book.  I wrote a post about making a bully hat using a hat I found in the dollar spot at Target.

Confessions of a Former Bully is written in the perspective of Katie, a student who bullied other students. With the help of her school counselor she chooses to write this journal-style book as a way to help other kids understand bullying. #1 I love any book that mentions school counselors in a positive way, but this book goes way above and beyond just mentioning a school counselor but shares how Katie is helped by the school counselor too! LOVE! Side note: Confessions of a Former Bully is actually a sequel to another great Trudy Ludwig book My Secret Bully.

Confessions of a Former Bully is a fun, kid-friendly read that can be broken down into parts for lessons and bulletin boards! I have used Confessions of a Former Bully with fifth through seventh grade for lessons on different types of bullying, bystanders, what to do if someone is bullied, etc.  I did a lesson on being a Hero Bystander using part of the book. I also thought it would be cool to make a bulletin board using the Katie's "Empowerment Tools" she outlines in the book.

Confessions of a Former Bully is also a great conversation piece to have on display in your office when you aren't actively using it. Students love this book and are pulled in right away by the title.

Confessions of a Former Bully is a great resource for school counselors serving students third grade and up!

For this giveaway I am using Rafflecopter. The giveaway opens September 2, 2012 and will close at 11:59pm EST September 3, 2012.  

***IMPORTANT: In order for your entry to count you MUST leave a comment in the comment section below about how you would use this item in your work as a school counselor!***

Becky L. wrote: 

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School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway

September 1, 2012 - Day 1: A Year of School Counseling {Giveaway} - Carrie V. #19 Winner!
September 2, 2012 - Day 2: Confessions of a Former Bully {Giveaway} - Becky L. #142 Winner!
September 3, 2012 - Day 3: When I Grow Up {Giveaway} - Sabrina P. #116 Winner!
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  1. I would love to use this book with my students. I had been reading about it earlier in the year.

  2. Great resource to use to talk about bullying. My students relate well with words and pictures. I would use this book during our bullying series.

  3. Would love a copy of this book. I think this giveaway is a wonderful act of kindness. Thank you!

  4. I would have a role playing skit. I would have two groups, the bullies and the bullied and have kids act those scenes out, making sure they act the emotion. Then i would have the groups switch. This would be very quick skits just to get their thoughts going. I would end with reading the book, confessions of a former bully.

  5. I would love to use this book witg the students I will be working with at my internship.

  6. I have My Secret Bully and love it. I didn't know there was a sequel! I'd be sure to use it as well...perhaps in our district wide bullying lesson in November.

  7. I would use this book as a preventive measure to help children who are being bullied as well as bullies. I know that bullying can not be 100% prevented but I will try my best to educate the student on its negative effect.

  8. Bullying is a major focus in my district this year and we have many things planned. I would love to use a book to integrate literature. I also love bulletin board ideas and could utilize it for that. Of course just having the book available in my office or the library for kids to check out would be great too!

  9. I have heard a lot of positive feedback about this book and have it on my long list of books that I would like to add to my currently limited supply if resources!

  10. The new principal approached me about bringing in ideas about all types of bullying. This book would be a perfect tool for that.

  11. I would love to use this book!! I recently read about a lesson I found on Pinterest. I think it would be great for the kids to hear what it's like from the side of a bully!!!

  12. Would love this book to help implement our bullying prevention program!

  13. Would be a great resource to have

  14. Would love to have

  15. I have heard wonderful things about this book. I am always looking for great resources to use, especially on bullying!! I would use it with my 5th graders teaching them lessons about bullying. Thanks for your act of kindness to give this away!!

  16. This would be a great resource for me as a counselor as we increase our bullying prevention activities in response to the Dignity Act. Hope to win! Fingers crossed!!

  17. Another book on my wish list! I feel like this would be great to use as a preventative intervention with students! Bullying is a major problem among my middle schoolers and I am always looking for more resources to help end bullying.

  18. This would be a great "lunch bunch" read in the library.


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