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elementary school

First Days of School — Be Nice to the New Kid Month

By | Bully, bullying prevention, elementary school, elementary schools, first day of school, Kathryn Otoshi, kindness, leadership, new kid, new students, ONE, R.J. Palacio, school, school tips, Uncategorized, Wonder | No Comments

By September 7th, most kids up to the age of 18 will be back in school in the U.S. so I’ve designated September as National ‘Be Nice to the New Kid Month. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”   —Blaise…

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Students Encouraged to Be Their “Best Selves” at P.S. 69

By | bullying prevention, elementary school, emotional intelligence, leadership, leadership is the anti-bully, ONE, One Can Count, P.S. 69, Senator Lanza, Uncategorized, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

Our school has been placing an emphasis on exposing our students to Character Traits such as Respect, Patience, Tolerance, Responsibility, and Loyalty (just to name a few.) This emphasis shows them that truly exhibiting these traits will allow them to…

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P.S. 45 Takes “Respect For All’ Seriously All Year Long

By | anti-bully, bullying, bullying prevention, character education, elementary school, John Tyler School, leadership, ONE, P.S. 45, resilience, Respect for All, Senator Andrew Lanza, Staten Island, Uncategorized, Zero | No Comments

Visiting Staten Island’s P.S. 45 (John Tyler School) inspired me.  (For those reading this outside of New York City, P.S. stands for Public School.) Every student in this elementary school participated in an awesome kick-off  assembly honoring Respect for All…

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Connecting the Dots: Daydreaming, Resilience and Bullying Prevention

By | bullying prevention, Carolyn George, creativity, elementary school, high school, Huffington Post, middle school, parenting, resilience, Uncategorized | No Comments

There’s an upside and a downside to our focus on bullying prevention.  The upside, of course, is that we’re shedding light on the pervasive culture of mean that is destroying the confidence of so many children and teens.   The…

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Are the Next Great Leaders At P.S. 22?

By | ABC's The View, bullying prevention, education, elementary school, Gregg Breinberg, Jr. Day, leadership, Martin Luther King, P.S. 22, P.S. 22 chorus, The View, Uncategorized | No Comments

ABC’s The View celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by asking Staten Island’s P.S. 22 Chorus to appear on their show to sing, “We Shall Overcome.”  The song was interspersed with students reciting  lines from Dr. King’s famous “I Have…

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Getting Creative and Teaching Leadership at P.S. 55

By | bullying, bullying prevention, compassion, elementary school, Kathryn Otoshi, leadership, ONE, P.S. 55, Senator Andrew J. Lanza, Senator Andrew Lanza, Senator Lanza, Staten Island, Uncategorized, Zero | No Comments

Students are learning that One Can Count at P.S. 55 on Staten Island. Fifth graders are the experts as they partner with the Kindergartners to reinforce the message, “Everyone Counts.”  After reading Kathryn Otoshi’s award-winning book, One, the mentors got together…

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Principals Have the Power to Encourage Leadership: The Anti-Bully

By | 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, bullying, character education, elementary school, Kathryn Otoshi, leadership, ONE, One Can Count, P.S. 23, Simon Sinek, Stephen Covey, The Leader In Me, Uncategorized | No Comments

Leadership is not a rank or a position. Leadership is a service to be given. — Simon Sinek Leadership comes in all sizes, shapes, colors, and ages.  That’s the message being given at P.S. 23, a wonderful elementary school on…

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