Category: Bullying

Day 2- More Activities For Talking About Bullying

Day 2 and I was back in 7th grade classes to talk with them more about bullying.  Yesterday’s lesson took the whole period and there was little time to process and discuss the presentation and activity.  I used the first part of the period today to wrap up.   I

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Talking About Bullying–my 7th grade lesson

Here is the PowerPoint I showed the 7th grade classes today.  7th Grade Bullying Lesson I turned it into a movie using Microsoft Movie Maker.  While I wasn’t able to share everything I talked about with the students into this movie, it does give a quick rundown of what we

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Bully Buster Dice Game

Here is my newest game on TpT!  The Bully Buster Dice game will help students learn what to do when they are being bullied.  Just roll the die, pick a card and then address then talk about the situation from the perspective of the bully, the bystander or the target.

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Be Brave

I believe it is important as a school counselor to help students find their voice.  I like to listen to what they have to say.  Middle Schoolers are very insightful young people.  They still have a sense of fairness and responsibility, yet they still are full of innocence and youth.

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Celebrate Bully Prevention Month With A Free Webinar Training

https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/612341935   Just thought I’d share with you information about this upcoming webinar.  I have this book, and thought I would use it have a book group with kids.  Needless to say when I saw this in my email this morning, I was excited.  (Free is also the key word.) 

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Teaching Life Lessons

Yesterday we had our 3rd Mix It Up Day for the school year.  I posted previously about our second program in this post (What You Do Matters). I have been working really hard this year on our new theme, What You Do Matters!, but I really wanted kids to understand

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Making Custom Icebreakers

Icebreakers are important when meeting with new groups of students, or even groups that have been together for a while.  I use icebreakers to begin new topics, encourage dialog, help everyone have equal opportunities to share his/her thoughts with the group, and to help everyone to get to know each

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Being A Positive Agent for Culture Change

I am still thinking about Jamie Nabozny’s visit.  I don’t want his message to be a one shot deal.  I have been working all year on how to make school a place where everyone feels comfortable, where everyone feels respected, and where everyone takes responsibility for their words and actions. 

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The Kindness Project–Stop The. . .

There’s a big difference between 5th graders and 8th graders.  Fifth graders are still so young and innocent.  Eighth graders, are definitely more mature.  They are bigger, stronger, and have started to resemble adults. They are really starting to analyse things.  But do you know what these two classes have in common? 

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