|YOU HAVE THE POWER
Students MUST understand
that they have the POWER to make a POSITIVE
difference. It's all about the choices they
Every person who is
a bystander, needs to make a committment
to never stand by and just laugh. Your group
has the most POWER to STOP BULLYING.
feel free to email to contribute links or
resources to this website. It is only the
for Children - Creators of the Second
Step Program - here are some additional
supports and resources for administrators with
suggestions for successful rollout in your schools.
Also, quite a few tips
for teachers on refreshing their program and
making the most of this program.
Website - National Technical
Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions
and Supports (PBIS)
Behaviour Supports - Developed by the Institute
on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the University
of Oregon, the Effective Behavior Support (EBS)
is a schoolwide behavioral support program. EBS
was designed to prevent disruptive behavior by all
students, including those that exhibit chronic behavior
- An article for background information
behavior support: A systems approach to proactive
schoolwide management Focus on Exceptional Children,
Feb 1999, by Lewis, Timothy J, Sugai, George.
Character - If you work with kids, and you need
to implement character education tomorrow, and you
want some immediate help,
this is where to start. But if your character education
program is cruising, and you just want some additional
ideas and materials, this is also where to start.
This content-rich website is loaded with free resources
to help you do the job!
This Web site offers training opportunities, publications,
research and advocacy to support children and youth
in conflict. The underpinning of the Reclaiming
Youth Network is the Circle
of Courage philosophy, a model
of youth empowerment based on a Native American
approach toward life.
Activities for Building Student Character, School
- Education World - In an already packed school
day, finding time for character education can be
a challenge. Most of these 25 activity ideas can
be worked seamlessly into the school day to build
student character and to develop a sense of community
in your school.
Heroes Project - Giraffe Heroes are people who
stick their necks out for the common good.
The nonprofit Giraffe Heroes Project tells their
stories on podiums, in materials for schools and
in the media. Giraffe Heroes are models for the
rest of us. Follow the link to read several stories
of people taking risks to make a better world.
Central - (SPS Developed) This
site was created to provide teachers with an online
resource for studying the hero theme. Resources
are divided by grade level but you may find something
of interest in another section that may work in
other grade levels when modified. You are encouraged
to to browse other sections.
for Humanity - Our mission is to empower people
and to make a difference in our world. Our commitment
is to deliver avenues for humanitarian outreach
and to inspire leadership in the hearts of millions.
Wise Choices - Student handout from PROJECT
WISDOM - A great additional to any classroom bulletin
board or each choice could be highlighted in a monthly
to Give - Discover more than 1,200 teacher-created,
standards-based lessons and resources with connections
to service-learning, character education and civic
- Children helping children!
Annie Wignall, who created the Care
Bags Foundation, an organization that distributes
games, toothbrushes, books, and more to kids during
Richest People In America - Rich because they
GIVE!. The people on the list reflect the best about
the joy of giving back to others by using their
time, talents, and resources to make a difference
in the world.
Acts of Kindness - This site has so many valuable
resources and ideas for inspiration! Free downloads
of Bookmarks and Kindness Calendars, Pass It On
cards, certificates and posters (see INSPIRATION).
They also have endless teacher resources for various
grade levels and topics. Kindness Week, Teacher's
Guide, and a Video Bibliography are only the beginning
of the resources you will find here.
and Resources - Character
and Citizenship Education in Alberta Schools
- School culture assessment tools, resources for
parents, service learning and more.
The Canadian Centre for Positive Youth Development
The Canadian Centre for Positive Youth Development
aims to provide leadership, knowledge and resources
to develop healthy, capable young people of strong
character. This Web site includes information about
and access to
Citizenship’s Five Themes - Activities
from the editors of Weekly Reader can help develop
K-6 students' understanding of the five citizenship
themes---honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility,
High School Resources (Specifically)
Character (University of Southern California):
Visual History Lessons on Character Education -
Creating Character contains a series of eight
multi-media classroom lessons, each of
which explores the importance of positive character
development.(Ties Holocaust survivor stories to
character education).These lessons are geared towards
teachers who teach 8th to 12th grade.
For specific information about these lessons and
video clips, please view About
School Kindness (9 pages) - from the Random
Acts of Kindness Foundation.