Stuff in the ‘bullying’ Category

8 March, 2018

END PEER CRUELTY, BUILD EMPATHY, Michele Borba, Ed.D.

A leading educator presents a proven plan to bully prevention that creates inclusive, safe and caring schools.

Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy (Free Spirit, February 2018) utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. The book includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sustaining progress, and presents the “6Rs” of bullying prevention: Rules, Recognize, Report, Respond, Refuse, and Replace. This is not a program, but a comprehensive process for reducing bullying from the inside out, involving the entire school community. Bullying-prevention and character education expert Michele Borba, who’s worked with over 1 million parents and educators worldwide, offers realistic, research-based strategies and advice. Use the book on its own or to supplement an existing program. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.

“Every book that Michele Borba writes, I’m reading it.”—Halle Berry, Academy Award–winning actress
“Michele Borba presents key evidence-based practices that have been shown to reduce the impact of bullying, giving educators practical and tested strategies that will assist their schools or districts to strengthen an existing program or build a new one.”—School Administrator magazine

“An important addition to any educator’s toolbox for breaking the cycle of bullying violence and creating a more deeply caring school environment.”—Barbara Coloroso, educator and author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander

“Dr. Borba compiles and succinctly summarizes the weight of available evidence about what works to prevent bullying at school. Building safe and bully-free schools is not easy and there are no shortcuts. It takes coordination and collaboration by all concerned community stakeholders. This book offers a potent and pragmatic roadmap to help schools achieve that goal.”—Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., codirector, Cyberbullying Research Center

9 January, 2016

IDENTITY CRISIS, Melissa Schorr

Identity Crisis

In her debut Young Adult novel from Merit Press, Melissa Schorr spins a riveting tale of social media revenge.

Who does she think she is? Annalise’s audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even buying tickets for the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up and Annalise faces her betrayers. But when Annalise forgives, the reunited friends learn that adults–even famous adults–can be even more bogus than teenagers.

Reviews

“Annalise…discovers that she’s been the victim of a ‘catfishing’ prank. How this melodrama plays out is unconventional and worth the read. Schorr creates a robust and likable character in Annalise…. The writing and language are fluid and blend seamlessly with the mood of the book. A solid additional purchase for large YA collections.”–School Library Journal

“Teenage girls play out a revenge drama online only to discover that there’s no hiding one’s true identity. A crowd pleaser…for teens looking for love in all the wrong places, this social media fable is dramatized with love triangles, revenge, and rock-‘n’-roll.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Catfishing is used as a way to get revenge in this social-media-themed cautionary tale. Each girl’s personal discoveries and growth make this a strong choice for libraries and a good discussion starter about social media and bullying.” –Booklist