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Kathryn Otoshi

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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“Leadership is the Anti-Bully” Month

By | Bullying Prevention Month, CASEL, Kathryn Otoshi, leadership is the anti-bully, One Can Count, Pacer Center, Ruler Program, The Leader In Me, Uncategorized, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

  Thanks to the Pacer Center, October has been declared Bullying Prevention Month. Since I work mainly with Pre-K through elementary schools, I would respectfully like to rename it “Leadership is the Anti-Bully” Month.  At these ages,  we should remove…

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Chain of Leadership as the Anti-Bully

By | bullying, bullying prevention, Kathryn Otoshi, leadership, leadership is the anti-bully, ONE, One Can Count, Senator Andrew Lanza, Senator Lanza, St. John's University Staten Island, Uncategorized | No Comments

The 2013-2014 school year was full of light bulb moments. It started out with this thought:  What if we gave young students the chance to shine as leaders?  What if we spent as much time creating opportunities for them to…

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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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Leader Nelson Mandela Was a Child Once

By | buddy bench, bullying, bullying prevention, charity, Christian Bucks, Kathryn Otoshi, leadership, Monkee See-Monkee Do, Nelson Mandela, neurofibromatosis, ONE, parenting, Today Show, Uncategorized | No Comments

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong) What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson…

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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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One and Zero: Early Bullying Prevention

By | bullying prevention, elementary schools, Kathryn Otoshi, National Bullying Prevention Month, ONE, Senator Andrew J. Lanza, St. John's University Staten Island, Uncategorized, Zero | One Comment

Dear Principals, Teachers, Superintendents, Parents and Anyone Interested in Children, My bullying prevention tip is very fitting for today’s date:  10/10, which coincidentally falls within National Bullying Prevention Month. If you have young children or you teach young children, you’ll…

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