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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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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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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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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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Cyberbullying: Why We Need to Start Raising Little Leaders Online

By | bullying, cyberbullying, digital citizenship, Dr. Larry Rosen, Early Childhood Education Degrees, internet safety, ONE, online safety, pre-K, Tangled Ball, technology, The Huffington Post, The Wired Child, Uncategorized | No Comments

If I have one piece of advice for every single elementary school and every single parent, it is to make teaching leadership a priority offline…and ONLINE.  Start early. Common sense says that if we wouldn’t let a child cross a…

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