This video is the first part of an exciting new guidance series, Stepping On Up With Michael Pritchard
. It presents age-appropriate encounters with bullying in a warm-hearted skit performed by Michael Pritchard and lovable puppet characters.
Our problem-solving format sparks student discussion in guided brain-storming sessions with Michael bringing his trademark insight and caring humor to the researched-based solutions.
This program includes four lessons, each with two video segments plus a problem-solving leaders guide which provides detailed questions for a scripted discussion, as well as follow-up activities. It will provide solutions to school bullying and instill key social and emotional skills for elementary, middle school, and the teen years.
Lesson #1: Dealing With Bullies – This critical program outlines the key issues and strategies of a successful anti-bullying curriculum: identifying and defining bullying behaviors and providing students with practical strategies for confronting bullies safely and effectively.
Lesson #2: Standing Up, Not Standing By – This essential program brings students to the key understanding that every act of bullying involves three participants: the bully, the victim and the bystander.
Lesson #3: Reaching Out to Victims – A key to bully-free schools is an inclusive school culture which does not allow bullies to prey on isolated victims. This lesson focuses on thoughtless and cruel social dynamics that allow students to be stigmatized, isolated and eventually preyed on.
Lesson #4: Building Bully-Free Schools/Communities – To effectively combat bullying, the entire school community must be engaged. This program explores ways to build a school-wide response to bullying and provides a range of activities for a student-centered campaign to prevent bullying and create a more positive school culture.
Suitable for grades 3-6. Copyright 2011.