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 Anti-Bullying Teacher Toolbox

The Anti-Bullying Teacher Toolbox

The idea behind this toolbox is to provide as many resources as possible to help a teacher deal with the bullying epidemic. It is downloadable and has many links that can be accessed with a click. It provides material that can be added to and can be modified. It has podcasts and some very unique videocasts. Believe it or not it is a starting point for teachers and as they move forward they can create their own folder and add materials to the tool box making it their own very powerful resource that can be used to help students and other teachers deal with bullying issues in their school. Be sure to use the links, this toolbox is designed to be viewed on your computer. You don’t have to be on the web as some of the links were created offline.
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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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Lessons on Character (Grades 5-12)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Lessons on Character (Grades 5-12)

These lesson are designed to provide the students with a view of some of the quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King and also the character qualities that he displayed as a civil rights leader in the 1960’s. The lesson includes 10 quotes with one bonus quote at the end. Each quote has a character quality associated with it and 5-6 questions that you as the teacher can ask your students that will provoke discussion and give the students a chance to think of their responsibility as it relates to the character qualities. There is a short quiz at the end that the class can take as a whole, with one bonus question. Each question is worth 10 points. The bonus question can be awarded as many points as the teacher would like in order to increase the student’s score.
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What If The Frankenstein Monster Was Really A Nice Guy?

What If The Frankenstein Monster Was Really A Nice Guy?

This lesson is designed to help students understand what society would do today with the Frankenstein Monster and what might happen if the monster was really a nice guy. It also explores how we as a society handle difference and the reaction that others might have when they realize that this person was artificially created with the use of used body parts. A great lesson for grades 5 and up. January 1st is the 200 anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelly's book Frankenstein.
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Our Schools Are Filled With Kryptonite

Our Schools Are Filled With Kryptonite

Yes the schools are filled with Kryptonite and more and more of it is being brought into classrooms everyday by families, society, and by some of the faulty theories and philosophies that have been communicated in our colleges and universities. The educational system has been weakened and needs to be looked at through a different lens, with a paradigm shift starting to take place.
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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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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.
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Helping Parents Understand Bullying (K-12)

Helping Parents Understand Bullying (K-12)

This presentation is designed to be used at parent conferences, back to school nights, or during PTA meetings to help parents gain an understanding of the problem of bullying. It gives parents the information on what to do if their child is being victimized by a bully. This also includes the article "Who Will Parent The Parents." This article gives insight on what to do with emotionally immature parents. Excellent for administration.
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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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Keys To An Effective In School Suspension Program

Keys To An Effective In School Suspension Program

Suspensions at times don't work but, In school suspension can work if it is handled the correct way. This step by step guide outline the keys to an effective in school suspension program and provides a handy log to monitor student progress both academically and behaviorally. A great resource.
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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

This journal poses 10 questions that helps students see their responsibility in social problem solving. It helps the student see that the problem starts with me and ends with us. A great tool for conflict resolution and mediation.
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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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FOX - CNN - MSNBC

FOX - CNN - MSNBC

All the news fair and balanced. Or is it? Our students come from homes where these news outlets become the moral compass of their parents. They then come into school with less tolerance for others only to discover that diversity is everywhere including their classroom. This audio will help you understand why teaching tolerance is so important.
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Helping Your Students  Bully Proof Themselves

Helping Your Students Bully Proof Themselves

This presentation can be used by any teacher to teach the fundamentals for helping students understand the bully/victim dynamic and the role of the bystander. It gives some tips and strategies to help make them aware of what bullying looks like and how to deal with it.
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