All Posts By

Susan Raisch

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More