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Cell Phones and the Tangled Ball of #Bullying

By | bully prevention, bullying, bullying prevention, cell phones, elementary school, elementary schools, high school, leadership, middle school, parenting, Uncategorized | No Comments

The most consistent piece of advice that experts give kids when they’ve experienced bullying behavior is tell a trusted adult. Actually, it’s our biggest piece of hope in this complicated issue that kids will survive and thrive if they get…

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

By | Brad Meltzer, Bully, bullying prevention, children's health, 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 the second week of September, an entire nation of students will have started the 2018-2019 school year. I fondly call this Be Nice to the New Kid Month. There are many studies on the positive effects of kindness. It’s…

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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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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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