Masterminds and Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307986667

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Books for a Better Life Award Winner Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively. What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self. From the Hardcover edition.
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Working With Kids Who Bully

New Perspectives on Prevention and Intervention

Author: Walter B. Roberts, Jr.

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506334997

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Shifting our thinking to help break the cycle of bullying We all know bullying impacts the academic and emotional lives of our young people. We see it in our schools and hear about it in the news. Why is it still happening? Often it’s because we fail to address the individuals at the heart of the problem—the kids who engage in the behavior. Working With Kids Who Bully challenges us to shift our thinking about these youth. Readers will find Information on cyberbullying, relational aggression, mediation, building empathy, and bibliomedia therapy Strategies and sample dialogue to use with kids who bully Diagrams and charts to clarify suggested approaches
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From Power Struggles to Conflict Resolution

Transform your School's Culture Today

Author: Janice Case

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475821980

Category: Education

Page: 130

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Positive school culture is at the heart of effective teaching and learning. As such, improving a school’s culture is a critical component to school transformation. This resource provides school leaders with a concrete professional development plan for staff and students designed to eliminate power struggles in order to improve school culture.
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Owning Up

Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506344194

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 8507

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Empower students to stand up for what matters Created in collaboration with children and teens, Owning Up helps young people identify and be critical of social issues in their lives—from bullying and harassment in the classroom to systems of power and oppression in the world around them. While there is no one-size-fits-all curriculum, Owning Up takes us leaps forward by: Designing sessions to be easily facilitated by a school counselor, teacher, leader, or other professional in small group settings Combining discussions, games, and role-playing to engage adolescents in the complexities of social culture Exploring critical topics such as media analysis, gender, sexual harassment, racism, gossip, and self-image
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