|Content Provider||Brad Tassell 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12 Honorable Mention|
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (812) 660-0191
|Program Type||Individual Program|
|Program Rating||based on 13 evaluation(s).|
|Target Audience||Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Public Library: Library Patrons|
|Maximum Number of Participants||30|
|Minimum Number of Participants||5|
|Primary Disciplines||Character Education, Gifted & Talented, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Special Education, Writing, conflict resolution/bullying|
|Secondary Disciplines||Best Practice, Character Education, Gifted & Talented, Leadership, Performing Arts, Special Education, Special Needs|
You need a book to assign for class reading. Don't Feed the Bully has been shown to be a great choice! 86% of sixth grade boys who said they don't like reading, in a recent study,* finished Don't Feed the Bully, and called it their favorite or equal to any book they had ever read. Over 90% of all students finished the book and over 75% said it was their favorite or equal book. Plus, the topic of bullying in a novel that is funny, fun, and accessible creates a million teachable moments in each lesson.
Then after reading the book to have a discussion with the author on writing, the genre of the hard boiled detective, and bullying.
"Students have been given information about bullying in the past. Using a novel about bullying, and having the author speak to them about it, may have had more of an impact on what bullying is. Also, in the book, the bully wasn't a big brute, but a little wimpy kid. I think it gave my students a different perspective on who does the bullying." Carol Adams, grade six teacher, Arlee Elementary
Brad Tassell's bullying presentations are known for bringing huge laughs, music, magic, and responsible information on bullying. Including, simple steps to moving the bully target, creating empathy, and taking responsibility for violence.
This program is stripped down to discussing in-depth the important topics in the book and it's concept. There will still be lots of laughs because as a 22 year veteran of the comedy stage, Brad can't help it!
Each student will be responsible for having questions ready to ask. One related to bullying and the other related to writing, authorship, literature, or the genre of the detective novel. Plus, the use of simile, metaphor, and analogy to enhance meaning and humor.
Brad will have lots of questions too.
This is a not to miss learning opportunity for incredible growth.
“In a nutshell: Don't Feed the Bully is an important self-help book for pre-teens that is cleverly disguised as a hilarious, fictional novel. Don't Feed the Bully provides practical advice to children on the extremely important topic of bullying. Yet it delivers that advice in a humorous, captivating plot that makes putting the book down nearly impossible. I urge educators to adopt this as required reading for your middle-school children. Doing so would be a major step forward in takling the serious problem of bullying, which continues to lead to escalating violence in our schools.” Barnes and Noble.com reviewer, 5/12/2007 *****
The book will be mailed out to arrive as early as possible, the fee for the conference will be due on arrival of the books.
*2007, 2008 Discover Middle school study of sixth and seventh graders who read the book
A magic trick that illustrates that reading is the only true magic.
Introduction by Brad Tassell
I will facilitate the discussion.
There will be appropriate stories used for explanation.
I will question students on their ideas on bullying and it's causes and cures, and on writing, creativity, and the use of simile, metaphor, and analogy.
Student questions will be taken throughout the talk.
The participants will:
-know simple steps to move the bully target away from them.
-grow in their understanding of simile, metaphor, and analogy in enhancing meaning and humor.
-develop a deeper love for reading.
-create an understanding of how humor can mesh with serious topics like bullying to help everybody grow their empathy and sense of humor.
-revel in the idea and creative process.
-laugh...as they learn from stories that create empathy and understanding.
|National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns||
NPH-H.5-8.1 HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
* Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during adolescence.
* Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.
NPH-H.5-8.5 USING COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO PROMOTE HEALTH
* Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects interpersonal communication.
* Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants and feelings.
* Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others.
Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.
* Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to enhance health.
* Analyze the possible causes of conflict among; youth in schools and communities.
* Demonstrate strategies to manage conflict in healthy ways.
NSS-C.5-8.5 ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
* What are the responsibilities of citizens?
* How can citizens take part in civic life?
American School Counselor Association Standards
impact of mutual respect on student learning.
nonbiased, small- and large-group instruction
in assertiveness training in areas such as
sexual harassment, conflict resolution, and
and intervention techniques to respond to
hate language, bullying, harassment, intimidation,
and gang and clique activity.
NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts
|Program Length||60 minutes grades 5-8,|
This program is available by request ONLY
The book must be read by students in or out of class prior to our discussion, but the program comes with 30 free copies.
I recommend using the program for grades five, six, or seven, and giving the signed books to the students at the end, and then doing the program every year as you will always get new books.
Please, try and book this early as dates are limited and to receive books one month in Advance.
By Request Cost: $210.00
By Request Cost with Premium Service: $195.00 What's this?
|Program Fee Notes||
Invoices for the program will arrive on PDF when books are mailed and payment is made when books arrive.
Also, there will be a shipping charge equal to the value of mailing 30 books.
For the US it is less than 16 dollar.
For Canada the cost is around 30 dollars.
Leave at least ten days for shipping.
|Cancellation Policy||None, we will reschedule|
|Is recording allowed?||No|
|Recording Notes||If you know how, I would like you to send me a copy however.|
|Program Delivery Mode(s)||
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
|Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider||
Minimum 384 K connection
Also require a test connection prior to session.Go to: www.bullyspeaker.org to the tech's page for all connection information.
I have a vidyo account and skype, but would only want to use them when no suitable date can be found that I am in my own or near a video suite.
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