The Animal School Bullies

The Animal School Bullies

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Description

How does a classroom, a school, a community become BULLY-FREE? A powerful contribution can be made by a story that everyone can read. This is such a story. This wisdom tale tells the story of how an animal school was transformed from a place where some students were teased (by F.O.X), intimidated (by Little Bull), maligned (by "Princess" Peacock), ostracized (Cathy Crow), belittled (Master Worm), abused (Maurice Mole), and unfairly castigated by faculty (Hunky Hyena) to a BULLY-FREE ENVIRONMENT. The tale will stimulate discussion and the participation of human students, including the bullied and the bystanders, toward the development of a BULLY-FREE SCHOOL. Animal School students are different from each other. They walk, fly, swim, burrow, hop, swoop, slither and tunnel. They grunt, squawk, bellow, chirp, splash, howl, and gobble. Yet, as with humans, all the students have the same basic needs: to belong, to be cared about, to be appreciated, to have their unique abilities developed to the fullest. Creative ideas (e.g., The Paradoxideal Totem Pole) and practical actions (e.g., The Covenant Circle) along with the involvement of "The Elders" (e.g., Wisdom Council) offer patterns for human schools to consider. The story "strikes a chord" with upper elementary and middle school students. Fascination with the animals permits students to become engaged in the issue without blaming and withdrawing. New understandings, attitudes, and relationships lead toward the goal of a BULLY-FREE SCHOOL. It's a great read! A discussion guide is available with quantity purchases.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 7.11mm | 213.19g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508428107
  • 9781508428107

About Dr Ed Frierson

"Dr. Ed" Frierson (Old PaPoo) is a gifted story teller. His family of six children included TWO SETS OF TWINS! All the kids demanded a story at bedtime . . . and he cooked 'em up. Ed is an award winning educator whose research and leadership has been both in the area of education for the gifted (A Past President Of The National Association For Gifted Children & Adults) and the area of learning disabilities (A Past President Of The Council For Learning Disabilities, CEC). Ed's pioneering seminars, "The Inclusive Classroom," and "Building A Classroom Learning Community," emphasized practical ways to deal with wide ranging differences in schools and to involve all students in democratic problem solving, including discipline and bullying. This entertaining and charming story incorporates much of the wisdom of a storyteller's lifetime in actually bringing extraordinary, positive change into the classrooms, schools, homes and communities throughout the country.show more