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Author Reading of Don't Feed the Bully!

from Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

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I have found that many teachers are reading Don't Feed the Bully with and to their class because it's a fun read aloud book. Now, you can have the author do the reading and bring the questions and stories. Brad Tassell is a comedian with 25 years of stage experience, and can read like a real hard-boiled detective. Plus, your students can read too! Over four selected hours Brad and your class will not only read the book, but discuss the genre and concepts behind the book, the use of simile, speak in-depth about the characters and concept of the book, learn a great deal about bullying, plus develop critical thinking skills. Plus, whatever exciting learning moments come up!
Sing a song or two.
See some magic.
Ask questions.

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About This Program


By Request: $325.00
By Request Premium: $300.00

If we do not finish the book in the 4 sessions we will add sessions until the book is finished. There is not extra cost.


60 minutes, grades 4-8

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented conflict resolution/bullying

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

There will be four hour long programs, and timed added if needed for finishing of the book. We can also do this in 3 1 hour 20 minute programs. Or whatever fits the our schedules to finish the book and discussion.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will rechedule. We can change sessions for any reason.

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Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

Brad Tassell

Program Details


Format Varies based on group dynamic.
Hour One.
1. I will begin with a magic trick to illustrate the importance of reading.
2. I will sing a song to get everybody comfortable and listening. The song has questions for the students.
3. I will read for 45 minutes. (Students may read also, but we need to work this out before hand for each session.)
4. Discuss what we have read and questions for remaining time.

Hour Two, Hour Three, Hour Four.
1. Recap of first hour. Questions, thoughts.
2. Read 45 minutes.
3. Activity, story, or other.
4. Discuss, questions.


-develop an appreciation for literature, reading out loud, open discussion
-employ critical thinking skills to make decisions on abstract concepts
-engage fully in the genre of the book and it's topics
-integrate their new found understanding of the use of simile, metaphor, analogy to enhance understand
-Build empathy and understanding for others
-Learn how to move the bully target away
-Learn how to assess violence
-Stay calm and think clearly in situations
-Be better bystanders by taking more responsibility for bullying in the school
-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 they learn from stories that create empathy and understanding

Standards Alignment

National Standards

* Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during adolescence.
* Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.


* 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.


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
Know the
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
personal safety.

provide prevention
and intervention techniques to respond to
hate language, bullying, harassment, intimidation,
and gang and clique activity.


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.


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).

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.

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.


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.


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