Tag: Books

  • Must-Have Books for Tackling Relational Aggression

    Must-Have Books for Tackling Relational Aggression

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  • Random Acts of Kindness: Maria Dismondy Guest Post

    Random Acts of Kindness: Maria Dismondy Guest Post

    *Updated* Random Acts of Kindness or RAKs are a great activity to support social-emotional learning in the classroom. I’ve found that when kids are busy trying to find nice things to do for others, they spend less time some of the friendship problems that seem to crop up in elementary school. Picture books are a great way to…

  • Books for School Counselors to Read Over the Summer

    Books for School Counselors to Read Over the Summer

    Yay! Summer is officially here!!! One of my favorite things to do (besides spending time with my family) is getting caught up on my reading. I read all kinds of genres, but I really like to read about all things counseling. It energizes me and helps expand my creativity. Confession: I’m a book hoarder. I…

  • Spoonful of Sweetness + Common Core = Kindness in the Classroom

    Welcome to my stop on Maria Dismondy’s Spoonful of Sweetness Blog Hop. If you are wondering who Maria Dismondy is, she is the very talented author of Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, Juice Box Bully, Potato Chip Champ, and Pink Tiara Cookies for Three. You can also check out her guest blog post about…

  • Liana Lowenstein’s Counseling Activities for Children

    Liana Lowenstein’s Counseling Activities for Children

    I am honored beyond belief to have been named “Favorite Counseling Website” by Liana Lowenstein in her November Newsletter! I’m totally blown away…I have been using Liana’s material ever since I started working with children and families (many moons ago). I first discovered Liana Lowenstein’s work when I started working as a counselor at Whaley…

  • My Secret Bully Lesson Plan Activities

    My Secret Bully Lesson Plan Activities

    I am super excited to release the first in a series of bullying activities that complement Trudy Ludwig’s bullying books!  My Secret Bully is one of my favorite bullying books. I’m looking forward to using most of the bullying activities during my small friendship groups, but I definitely plan on using the Friendship Bullying Survey…

  • 4 Great Books About Manners

    4 Great Books About Manners

    Using books about manners is a fantastic way to help children and adolescents develop and maintain appropriate social skills. Books about manners can be used to introduce different types of manners, establish expectations, and discuss appropriate/inappropriate behavior(s). Here are a few of my favorite books about manners: Manners by Aliki Why I like this book about manners: I really…

  • ADHD Testing Accommodation

    ADHD Testing Accommodation

    Teacher Tip Tuesday is back with a few things to keep in mind when testing students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students with ADHD may require special consideration in testing situations. Claire, from Different Drummer Secondary English, has joined us to offer a few pointers to keep in mind while creating assessments. So tell us…

  • The Bandaid Chicken: Bystanders Can Beat Bullying Lesson Plan Ideas

    The Bandaid Chicken: Bystanders Can Beat Bullying Lesson Plan Ideas

    The Band-Aid Chicken is one of my all-time favorite books to use when I visit my 2nd grade classrooms for my bullying presentations. The story is a tale of a chicken that had the courage to stand up to others and end the cycle of picking on one another. Students love to hear about the…

  • 34 Books to End Bullying

    Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit optimistic with my title. Unfortunately, it will take more than a book (or 34) to end bullying. In an aggression and violence rich society that uses material wealth and beauty as a sign of success and happiness, we need to reorient ourselves to the value of each individual…