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Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students
Catherine DePino
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Softcover / Feb 2016
9781475825503 (ISBN-10: 1475825501)
Bullying - Professional / Education
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130 pages
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Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students aims to help students facing bullying and other problems while they're actually experiencing them. The activities feature a multidisciplinary approach that encourages speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to complement curricular goals in English/language arts and social studies. Principals, teachers and counselors will want to use this book in their bully prevention programs by involving children, parents, and the entire school family in their drive to create a bully-free school.

The book includes classroom activities and also involves parents in the learning process by having them discuss bullying issues with their children in a "Talk It Out" section that concludes each chapter. Research shows that involving the bullied child, the home, and the school community has proven the most successful approach to helping kids remain bully free. The bookalso includes kid-friendly quizzes to help reinforce the concepts covered in every chapter. Students and teachers alike will find the variety of activities in this book informative, kid-friendly, and best of all, enjoyable.

Reviews:

Is it enough to lecture students about how to deal with a bully? Not if you’re childhood education expert Dr. Catherine DePino. She turns words into actions with an illustrious new book that gives kids real-life practice in what to do when being harassed. Cool Things to Do If a Bully’s Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students empowers teachers, kids and parents with an easy-to-follow, fundamental means of dealing with bullying. Along the way, kids will create a superhero Bully Buster, write a bull-busting manual, make a silly bully picture booklet, find the right words to tell about bullying and many, many other techniques kids, teachers and parents can use.
— Carl Lavo, author of “Back from the Deep, Slade Cutter” and “The Galloping Ghost”

As a school nurse and a children's author, I have high praise for Dr. Catherine DePino's book, Cool Things to Do If a Bully Is Bullying You. This book is about empowerment. It is about teaching children their self worth and teaching them strategies, through interactive classroom projects, to stand up for themselves and their peers in the face of bullying. Additionally, other projects support them in finding the words to seek help from peers, educators and parents. There are also home activities so parents can learn what the children are doing and how to assist them.

This book brings bullying out of the shadows. I see it as a valuable resource for any curriculum on the problem of bullying. Dr. DePino was able to write this excellent book because of her years of direct experience with children, parents and fellow educators.
— Rosemarie Kaupp, BSN, RN, school nurse and children's author, “THE AMBERELLA TALES” Book Series, www.rosemariekaupp.com

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Show Your Strength
Think About Your Talents
Discover What Makes You Happy
Race Against Bullying
Brainstorm New Activities to Try
Write a Statement of Your Strength
Stay Fit in Mind and Body
Join a School or Neighborhood Club
Chapter 2: Try New Strategies
Identify the Types of Bullying You’ve Seen
Describe a Challenging Experience with a Bully
Identify Bully Hot Spots
Stay Clear of the Bully
Halt the Bully on the Bus
Cluster a Bully Solution
Pretend You’re the Bully
Write a TV or Movie Script About Bullying
Keep a Log
Invent a Beat-the-Bully Game
Write Rules for Schools
Talk To an Adult About the Bully
Chapter 3: Write to Outsmart the Bully
Plan a Fiction Book About Bullying
Critique Movies About Bullying
Think Outside the Box
Write a Bully Loser Story
Create a Superhero Bully Buster
Write a Silly Bully Poem
Make a Silly Bully Picture Booklet
Write a Bully-Busting Manual
Imagine a Time
Pen a Pattern Poem
Chapter 4: Read All About It!
Imagine You're a Newspaper or TV Reporter Investigating Bullying
Write a Letter to the Editor
Come Up With 25 Ways to Stop a Bully
Draw an Editorial Cartoon
Chapter 5: Picture a Winning Plan
Build a Beat-the-Bully Ladder
Design an Anti-Bully Shield
Draft a Mission Statement
Post a Bully Wanted Poster
Write a Progressive Story about Bullying
Invent a TV Show About Bullying
Craft a Custom Plan to Stop a Bully

Chapter 6: Gain Power with Body Language and Speech
Walk the Walk
Talk the Talk
Give Rapid-Fire Responses
Ask For Help When You Need It
Find the Right Words to Tell About Bullying
Compose Anti-Bully Bloopers
Chapter 7: The Most Important Things to Do If a Bully’s Bugging You
Believe that Things Will Improve
Surround Yourself with Upbeat Friends
Get Involved
Never Give Up

About the Author:

Catherine DePino has written bully prevention books for children, parents and teachers, spiritual books for teenagers, and a retirement book for women. For many years she served as an English teacher, department head, and disciplinarian in the Philadelphia School District and as a student teaching supervisor for Temple University. She holds a doctorate in curriculum theory and development and educational administration.

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