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elementary school

Leadership Can Be Giving Your Last Bucket of Sand or Singing A Song to Ease the Hurt

By | 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, bullying, elementary school, leadership, Newtown, ONE, One Can Count, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Stephen Covey, Tangled Ball, The Leader In Me, Uncategorized | No Comments

A few days after Sandy, I found this sign stapled to a poll on the beach in New Dorp, Staten Island.  It reads, Thank you to the little girl who gave me her last bucket of sand from the beach…

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Young Kids, Bullying Prevention and Inspiring Leaders

By | Be the One, Bullies2Buddies, elementary school, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Izzy Kalman, Kate Snow, Kathryn Otoshi, National Bullying Prevention Month, ONE, Pacer, parenting, Stan Davis, Tangled Ball, Thomas Krever, Uncategorized | No Comments

What perfect timing.  October is National Bullying Prevention Month and this morning I had a great conversation with an elementary school principal.  She brought up a great point.  She was worried that kids seem to react the opposite way when they…

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A Question Bullied Kids May Be Asking: Is Love Alive?

By | bullying, Bullying Prevention Month, bullying prevention tools, elementary school, empathy, high school, Ingrid Michaelson, middle school, parenting, Sara Bareilles, Uncategorized, Winter Song | No Comments

Is love alive? For kids who are made to feel worthless by peers, siblings or sadly from some adults in their lives, they may not think so. This message is simple. We all have what it takes — two ears,…

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5 More Tips on How To Be the One Go-To Adult

By | Be the One Go-To Adult, bullying, bullying prevention, elementary school, Elizabeth Lasky, how to prevent bullying, Kathryn Otoshi, Massachusetts bullying law, middle school, New Jersey bullying law, Uncategorized | No Comments

Elizabeth Lasky , a leader in social work, specializing in bullying, cyberbullying and relationship issues, spoke at a conference in NYC recently. I was struck by her grasp of the bullying issue and her common sense approach. She works with…

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Expert Rick Ackerly: Yes! Schools Can — and Should — Teach Empowerment

By | bullying, disciplines of learning, elementary school, high school, leadership programs, middle school, parenting, Rick Ackerly, The Genius in Children, Uncategorized | No Comments

I follow Rick Ackerly’s blog, The Genius in Children (and his book, The Genius in Children: Bringing out the best in your child is a must if you’re a parent or an educator.) Rick is a nationally known author, speaker…

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Bullying: A Case Study in Ostracism from Facing History

By | bullying, bullying experts, elementary school, Facing History and Ourselves, high school, middle school, ostracism, parenting, Uncategorized | No Comments

Facing History and Ourselves recently launched their new online resource, Bullying: A Case Study in Ostracism. Based on their other initiatives, including their core curriculum, I knew it would be good but it exceeded all my expectations. Before I get…

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