Don't Be Muzzled

Don't Be Muzzled

When a system beats you over the head with the club of political correctness that system has muzzled it's members and in reality has bullied them. Speak your mind and use conflicts productively and take the time to see both sides of a disagreement. But, don't be muzzled.
JamesHBurns
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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Is The Behavior Conduct Or Clinical?

Is The Behavior Conduct Or Clinical?

Teachers will respond or react to a student who exhibits verbal or physical conduct problems. I mean, that’s our job right? But what about the kid whose head is down on his desk, the kid who is just so quiet that you wonder what is going on behind those eyes, the kid who is disaffected but really is not a behavior problem at all? Often we can be so concerned about the outward conduct of our students that the disaffected kid can get lost in the sauce. This kid needs our help.
JamesHBurns
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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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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The Teacher's Life Notebook

The Teacher's Life Notebook

The purpose of this Life Notebook is to provide teachers an opportunity to reflect on some areas of their professional life and help identify their strengths and challenges. As a teacher it is important to like yourself if in fact you are going to have positive relationships with your students and other staff members. It’s necessary to get along with administration, avoid spreading rumors and gossip, problem solve, learn to forgive and above all take care of yourself.
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An Anti Bullying Conference

An Anti Bullying Conference

This Conference provides the factors that must be understood as a family, a community, a school, and as a society in dealing with the bullying epidemic. It is hyperlinked throughout and contains links to books, podcasts, and articles. It is an excellent tool for any staff to acquire professional development hours and can be used for discussion at faculty meetings.
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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.
JamesHBurns
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.
JamesHBurns
Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying In Schools and In The Workplace

Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying In Schools and In The Workplace

This guide is usable for teachers and students alike. It explains what Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying looks like which is a great way for teachers to start a discussion with their students on the topic. It also fits in with the culture of our world today as this issue seems to be in the news on a daily basis. It is truly instructive and preventative.
JamesHBurns
Respect and Responsibility Writing Prompts

Respect and Responsibility Writing Prompts

These prompts help students and teachers discover the importance of respect and responsibility. They include strategies and tips to help answer the prompts and are designed to make this a whole school activity. Great for designing lesson plans and improving classroom behavior.
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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 School Climate Control Conference (Video)

The School Climate Control Conference (Video)

This 90 minute video covers all the components that are necessary to provide a positive school and classroom climate. I reference the bully proof classroom app in the conference, this is no longer available. The bpconlineacademy is no longer available as well. The conference is ideal for a whole school in-service and can be used to acquire professional development hours. A great resource.
JamesHBurns
Four Educational Models That Have Been Over Used

Four Educational Models That Have Been Over Used

As educators we all look to find ways to improve achievement and behavior in our classrooms. Often we tend to use models that work but can over use them. Some Things work some of the time but nothing works all of the time. A great article for a faculty meeting discussion.
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Compromise (The Book)

Compromise (The Book)

It's the little foxes that spoil the vine. Often we don't see it coming but it does. It's the small stuff that gets you. Over the last 40 years education has been the frog and some of the ideas, and philosophies that we have been sold have been the pot of water. Well the water is boiling now and has been for the past 40 years, slowly. We have compromised values and have gone down the path of mediocrity. Read on. This is a great partner to the audio podcast sold in my shop.
JamesHBurns
Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

So let's keep it simple. Bullying is wrong and it won't be tolerated. Listen to this podcast and you'll find out how to make your life and the lives of your students much easier.
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