The Many Roles In Bullying

The Many Roles In Bullying

It's not just bullying. It's a bully victim dynamic that we have to address. Bullying has many roles that need to be looked at if we are going to solve the problem and stop the epidemic. This 5 minute video covers the roles and offers suggestions.
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White Noise

White Noise

Sometimes teachers can go so overboard with praise with everything just being awesome that students begin to hear nothing but white noise.
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A Unit Plan On Respect

A Unit Plan On Respect

This unit covers all the components necessary to teach respect to your students. It contains lesson plans, activities, character training, links, short stories, and links to podcasts and videocasts. You will learn how to teach respect as your students learn this necessary quality for life long success. (Grades 3-12)
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The Behavior Management Teacher Toolbox

The Behavior Management Teacher Toolbox

This toolbox provides teachers with 12 strategies on how to manage unruly behavior. It includes 16 bonus tips on how to build relationships, teaching listening skills, dealing with lack of cooperation, defusing power struggles, how to use praise effectively and much more. It is a must for new teachers and veteran teachers will be amazed on how with just some small tweaking in language or attitude can make lasting changes in student behavior. Designed to be used for students K-12. Excellent resource.
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Character Card Posters

Character Card Posters

These posters are designed to be reminders to your students about the importance of character and what these 10 qualities actually mean. Each poster has the quality and a definition of the quality. They are excellent for elementary levels K-6. Once downloaded they can be laminated and displayed. They can also be given as rewards when you believe a student has displayed one of the qualities.
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Knowing The Presidents

Knowing The Presidents

This lesson is designed to help students get a comprehensive understanding of who the presidents were/are, years served and who served with them as vice president. The students will work to memorize the required information and then fill in a worksheet identifying the key information. (Answer keys are provided) The students will then answer questions about some of the presidents identifying some important facts. The Students will have the opportunity to create their own fact sheet about a president of their choice. This is an excellent lessons for grades 5-12.
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A Students Guide To Cyberbullying (Middle School)

A Students Guide To Cyberbullying (Middle School)

This presentation is a great resource for teachers to use as a tool to teach their students about the perils of cyberbullying . It describes what it looks like, steps that need to be taken if you are being cyberbullied, and who to go to for help. A must presentation that should be shown to students in their middle school years.
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The Effects of Recess and Play On The Academic Achievement of Children

The Effects of Recess and Play On The Academic Achievement of Children

This presentation covers the importance of physical activity and its relationship to academic achievement. It has been researched and it contains a bibliography at the end. It also includes the article Playground Politics which cover the benefits of physical activity and how it promotes healthy competition and how it develops problem solving skills. This is a great resource and is a must at faculty meetings, for professional development, and for new teachers.
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Stop The Bullying (K-12)

Stop The Bullying (K-12)

This 43 page e-book provides teachers with strategies, tips, and suggestions on how to teach respect, encourage responsibility, build compliance, and promote resilience in their students. It is designed for any grade level and is a must read for new teachers and those that struggle with classroom behavior management skills.
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Dealing With Parents Who Lack Respect and Responsibility

Dealing With Parents Who Lack Respect and Responsibility

Dealing with angry and irate parents can be intimidating and at times threatening. This product gives you some guidelines on how to deal with parents who lack respect and responsibility and offers suggestions on how to manage planned and unplanned parent teacher conferences. A must for new teachers.
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Helping Students Understand What Motivates Them

Helping Students Understand What Motivates Them

Once a students understands what motivates them they are more apt to tackle problems using their strengths rather than their weakness. This activity can be used by teachers or students to help them discover their motivational gift and is a great way to promote a positive school and classroom environment.
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Everybody Knows: The 10 Hour Self Study Course

Everybody Knows: The 10 Hour Self Study Course

What are these things that we in education know all too much about, but won't talk about or even discuss. This 10 hour self study course provides the participants with 10 problems and then offers solutions to the issues. This is a great way to professional development hours and for discussions at faculty meetings.
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The Everyday Bundle

The Everyday Bundle

This Bundle provides over 130 tips and strategies to help combat bullying and to help you and your students become your personal best.
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Defusing Power Struggles

Defusing Power Struggles

The biggest problems teachers and even parents face on a daily basis is dealing with confrontational students. The students who want to engage the teacher in power struggles. Power struggles with students produce fear and intimidation in the heart of the teacher. Students who engage in struggles with teachers disrupt the educational environment and reduce the confidence of the teacher to teach on a daily basis. This book will provide some tips, strategies, and advice on how to handle difficult students and parents.
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If You Hear It Or See It; You Own It (Podcast)

If You Hear It Or See It; You Own It (Podcast)

Witnessing bullying events or being told sensitive information by a student creates a great deal of responsibility for a teacher or other adult. Determining when to ask for help is critical. If you see something or hear something you own that information until you can pass it on or share it with someone else. This podcast informs the listener why it's so important to understand their resources and when to get others involved.
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The Provocative Victim (Video)

The Provocative Victim (Video)

Victims can become angry and bitter and at times take matters into their own hands. However there is a group of victims who need social skills training, as well as other forms of training such as walking with confidence. This group is known as provocative victims. This course covers the many things that teachers and parents can do in order to help this victim understand his own behavior and how he can become more aware about how is behavior can be irritating, sarcastic, and inflammatory.
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