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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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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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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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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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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Keys To An Effective Anti Bullying Campaign

Keys To An Effective Anti Bullying Campaign

Anti Bullying should be a school wide effort. This product provides with a step by step guide on how to write it, prepare it, and present it to the school as a method of creating a bully proof classroom and school.
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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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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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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.
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How To Teach Compliance

How To Teach Compliance

Without compliance classrooms can become chaotic and out of control. How do you get kids to be compliant? This products outlines the steps that need to be taken to teach compliance while maintaining a positive relationship with your students.
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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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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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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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Character Is Everything: A Five Hour Self Study Course

Character Is Everything: A Five Hour Self Study Course

This product is a five hour self study course that helps the participant gain an understanding on the importance of character education in our schools and provides insights, ideas, strategies, and methods on how to incorporate character education in a school curriculum. Once purchased you keep the course. A five hour certificate of completion is provided at the end.
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School Climate Control: A Five Hour Self Study Course

School Climate Control: A Five Hour Self Study Course

Many things that teachers are asked to do by local school boards or the state or federal government can be very abstract and at times confusing. Things like improving student character, or school climate are things that teachers are asked to do but don’t get the support or the resources to achieve the goals of local, state, or federal governments; goals that they may have had nothing to do with setting. My goal with this course is to put the feet to some of the responsibilities that teachers have been charged with and to bring the abstract to the concrete. This is the full course and includes the video on school climate sold separately in my store.
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