Deal With It Series Bullying & Conflict Resource Guide
contributions by Rachelle Duffus; Wendy D Doucette; Harriet Zaidman; Yolanda Hogeveen; Heather Jessop
edited by Tricia Carmichael & Allison MacDonald
Written by teachers and teacher-librarians who use the Deal With It series in their classrooms, this resource guide is divided into eight sections and provides activities to engage students in conflict resolution exercises based on topics covered in: Arguing: Deal with it word by wordBullying: Deal with it before push comes to shoveCliques: Deal with it using what you have insideCyberbullying: Deal with it and ctrl alt delete it Fighting: Deal with it without coming to blows Gossip: Deal with it before word gets around Racism: Deal with it before it gets under your skin Teasing: Deal with it before the joke's on you Each section includes highlights from the Deal With It books, discussion questions, cross-curricular teaching activities, and additional resources.close this panel
The book's strengths are many: firstly, there is a variety of activities to choose from... secondly, the activities span the curriculum; thirdly, they can be adapted to suit a particular group of students; and, finally, they do not build on each other so a teacher has the freedom to select whichever activities are best for the group.
This book is a great resource and guide for the middle school teacher.Recommended.
"For schools which already have the Deal with It Series, this Resource Guide would be a great addition. For those schools which have not yet had experience with the series, it might be a worthwhile purchase as the topics covered are very relevant in classrooms in today's milieu.
Students need to know how to deal with these issues and this whole series is a good starting point. In fact, a whole program could be built around these books and the Resource Guide."