How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect

How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect

By: Karen Dreiblatt (author), Steve Breakstone (author), Michael Dreiblatt (author)Paperback

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"How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression" is a research-based resource for K6 classrooms offering fun, interactive lessons and activities that simplify the instruction of skills critical to students' safety and well-being, promote healthy social-emotional development, and improve academic achievement. In clear, jargon-free language, the authors provide teachers, administrators, and counselors with strategies for engaging bullies, victims, and bystanders at their own level and include step-by-step explanations for every activity.This user-friendly resource also features: sidebars, sample scripts, and icons that highlight important information; suggestions for enhancing lessons; and, a supply list of commonly found classroom items within each lesson for quick and easy implementation. This book also helps school districts meet the curriculum requirements of recently enacted bullying laws by fostering positive youth development around issues of respect, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships.

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About Author

Steve Breakstone, co-founder of Balance Educational Services, LLC, is a specialist in student discipline, bullying and violence prevention, behavior management and effective communication styles. During his dynamic workshops, he uses his theatrical experience to role-play serious realities such as being bullied, being the subject of rumors or being shunned by cliques. Steve is an expert in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, offering easy to understand seminars to teachers, administrators and attorneys. Steve has served as the Director of Northstar Community Alliance where he worked to prevent and reduce substance abuse. He has also worked to prevent domestic abuse as the Youth and Community Educator with Project Against Violent Encounters. Steve is a past facilitator with FATHERTIME, a parenting program, and is a trained mediator. In the late 1980s, Steve and his dog, Dixie, walked 3000 miles from New Orleans to Washington State. He is the author of the book Washington WALKABOUT, which examines the experiences of a man with developmental disabilities as he and Steve walked 1,300 miles around the state of Washington, promoting the capabilities of people with disabilities. Steve lives on 30 acres in Vermont with nature photographer Jane Glesne, and their cat. Michael Dreiblatt, cofounder of Balance Educational Services, LLC, is an outstanding national speaker who concentrates in bullying and violence prevention, creating healthy relationships, and discipline for children with special needs. With his humorous style and engaging stories, he has taught these topics to thousands of adults and students. Dreiblatt is an expert in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Dreiblatt is a former teacher who has taught in New York City and Vermont. He is the past director of education for Israel Congregation of Manchester and the former network coordinator of the Vermont School Age Care Network, where he advocated for improved afterschool programs. He is a past facilitator with FATHERTIME, combining adult/child recreation and the teaching of practical fathering skills. Dreiblatt is also an experienced grant writer and trained mediator. Karen Dreiblatt, cofounder of Balance Educational Services, LLC, has devoted her adult life to bettering the lives of children. Using her background in psychology, Dreiblatt has worked with middle school students in special education, founded a play-based preschool, and has worked in the nonprofit sector to provide healthy recreation options for children of all ages.

Contents

Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. "Same Page" Understanding of Violence, Respect, and Bullying Defining Violence What Is Bullying and Respect? Ground Rules Statistics and Studies 2. Solving Problems Peacefully and Resolving Conflicts Respectfully The Five Steps Statistics and Studies 3. Creating Empathy What Makes You Feel...? Emotional Statues: Recognizing Body Language Statistics and Studies Unit Test: Chapters 1-3 4. Emotional Control and Anger Management Guided Visualizations and Anger Monster Poster Feeling Clouds and Charades: Expressing Feelings in Pro-Social Ways Deep Breathing and Positive Affirmations ABCD Exercise Statistics and Studies 5. Teaching Assertiveness Teaching Assertive Communication Handshaking: Using the Qualities of Assertiveness Recognizing Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive Communication Styles Practicing Assertive Statements Assertiveness Role-Plays Statistics and Studies 6. Responding to a Bully Bully Proofing Plan of Action Role-Playing the Bully Proofing Plan of Action Statistics and Studies Unit Test: Chapters 4-6 7. The Power of Bystanders What's a Bystander to Do? Tattling Versus Teling, A.K.A. Ratting Versus Reporting Statistics and Studies 8. Playful Teasing Versus Hurtful Taunting Defining Playful Teasing Versus Hurtful Taunting You Be the Judge Statistics and Studies 9. Making Friends: Strategies to Resist Social Aggression Definition of Social Aggression Likes and Yikes: Determining Friendship Qualities Personal Boundaries Finding New Friends Statistics and Studies Unit Test: Chapters 7-9 Final Test: Chapters 1-9 Epilogue Resources Resource A: Problems and Conflicts to Resolve Resource B: Assertive Statements Resource C: Assertive Communication Scenarios Resource D: Lesson Outlines References

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412958110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412958110
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 1412958113

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