Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and their teachers, No Kidding About Bullying gives educators and youth leaders a diverse range of activities they can use to help kids in grades 3 - 6 build empathy, manage anger, and work out conflicts. Featuring 125 mini-lessons that may be completed in 20 minutes or less, the book is a flexible resource that can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or complement anti-bullying and character education programs already in place. Student activities - including games, role plays, group discussions, art projects, and language arts exercises - affirm the importance of respect, listening, and kind actions at school. Kids learn skills they can use to calm down and talk out problems when strong emotions or conflicts threaten to disrupt the peace.
About the Author:
Naomi Drew is recognized around the world as an expert on conflict resolution, peacemaking, and parenting. United Nations staffer Michiko Kuroda has praised her work saying, "Naomi Drew has adapted the techniques of negotiation to the needs of children."