The Jelly Donut Difference

The Jelly Donut Difference

The story was realistic and we thought of ideas of how we could be kind to others. The book taught us about sharing and caring. We recommend this book for all kids to read.

Author: Maria Dismondy

Publisher: Cardinal Rule Press

ISBN: 1733035974

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Leah and Dexter are brother and sister. They don't always get along. In fact, there are times they can be downright mean to each other. The ooey, gooey jelly donuts in this story are a testament to the power of kindness, caring, and generosity. Bite into the power of paying it forward by adding The Jelly Donut Difference to your family's home collection or classroom library.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom  Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

The jelly donut difference: Sharing kindness with the world. Wixon, MI: Cardinal Rule. Garcia, G. (2017). Listening with my heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion. Nevada City, CA: Take Heart. Gillen, L. (2012).

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393711875

Category: Education

Page: 208

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From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.
Categories: Education

The Kid that Needed a Pet

The Kid that Needed a Pet

Missy, along with her daughter, Jeriann, went with her to Disney World. ... He was an elderly gentleman whose kindness and politeness oozed out like delicious jelly in a warm donut. Rita suspected he was LDS, but she hadn't had the ...

Author: Kip N. Willis

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460291382

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 204

View: 812

Life, for Ronnie Sinclair, is not as idyllic as it might be in the quirkily wonderful Oklahoma setting that serves as his home. Sure, he’s got a fantastic family, which marvelously expands thanks to his evolving relationships with a bunch of fascinating people. He lives in a sprawling ranch house nestled inside fifteen acres of natural wonder, with adventures awaiting at every turn. And the Arbuckle Wilderness Preserve is in his backyard, which is amazing because it positively explodes with opportunities for communion with the animal pals he so adores. But there is trouble in Ronnie’s life, too, and it’s starting to feel like more than just the garden-variety kind of trouble a twelve-year-old boy might expect to run up against. Ronnie is a subject of intense interest for a few neighborhood bullies whose plans for him grow increasingly nefarious as time goes on. In short order, he finds himself the central figure in a national terror plot that threatens not only him and his family, but the country at large. At last, Ronnie draws strength for facing his ordeals from his faith, from his family, and from an enormously affectionate pet skunk who recognized his special qualities from the start. In the end, the lot of them learn a universal lesson about the meaning of love—particularly when it’s applied to folks you were convinced were your enemies all along.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction