No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along
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Prevent bullying behaviors, help students become "upstanders" for themselves and others, and foster respectful, welcoming classroom communities with this flexible resource. Featuring lessons that may be completed in 20 minutes or less, the book can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or as a complement to other anti-bullying and character education programs. With a focus on preventing teasing, name-calling, fighting, exclusion, and other hurtful actions. No Kidding About Bullying also features activities for when mistreatment is occurring. Games, role plays, group discussions, art, and writing projects affirm the importance of respect, listening, and kind actions at school. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and teachers. Digital content includes reproducibles and bonus material.
acceptance, and conscience performed by story characters or people they encounter in other content areas. Highlight acts of goodness, and ask students to comment on them. • When students go to lunch, recess, classes in other rooms, or other special activities, remind them to keep abiding by their get-along classroom agreements. When they return, take a few minutes to hear how the activity went. Acknowledge positives, remediate negatives. • At dismissal, remind your students to continue living
many solutions, and if they’re committed to working out conflicts, they can find fair solutions. The session reinforces Win/Win Guidelines 5 and 6: Come up with a solution that’s fair to each of you and Affirm, forgive, thank, or apologize. Students will • work together with a partner to come up with fair solutions to conflicts • recognize that conflicts can have a variety of possible solutions Introduction. Tell students that every conflict has many solutions. Point to Win/Win Guideline 5:
Session 43: Breathe Out/Breathe In (10-Minute Time Cruncher) calming • anger management • self-control Session 43 introduces a way to breathe out anger and breathe in calmness. Managing Anger PART TWO Students will • learn and practice a technique called Breathe Out/Breathe In Introduction. Tell students you’re going to show them a different way of breathing that can help them release anger and chill out. It’s called Breathe Out/ Breathe In. Activity. Ask students to remember a time they
Activity and Discussion. Ask for two volunteers to role-play working out the following conflict, or another one students suggest, using the Win/Win Guidelines: There’s a boy in the class Mahli has a crush on. Mahli’s friend Audra mentions it in passing to the boy’s friend, and now the boy knows. When Mahli finds this out, she tells people in the class that she hates her friend Audra because she has a big mouth. Afterward, debrief with the class. Were Mahli and Audra willing to hear each other
the other person to apologize first. That’s the biggest mistake you could possibly make, because the conflict keeps going. Letting things go on too long can destroy the friendship.” Write about a conflict you had with a friend where neither of you was willing to say “I’m sorry.” What happened? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________