Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete's new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about "The Promise". Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make "The Promise"?
|Publisher:||Early Learning Foundation|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Bob Sornson is a best-selling author and internationally acclaimed presenter, and has offered workshops and keynotes in 48 states. His work focuses on the implementation of high-quality competency based learning, early learning success, and parent engagement. For over thirty years he worked as a teacher and as an administrator in Michigan public schools, developed an acclaimed model early learning success initiative, and in 2001 founded the Early Learning Foundation. A prolific author, Bob has written best-selling books for educators, parents and children, along with many journal publications. His books include Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, Essential Math Skills, Fanatically Formative, Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning about Empathy, The Juice Box Bully, and many others. Bob’s work is dedicated to giving far more students a real chance for learning and life success.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The children portrayed in this story are part of a unique school group that opted to participate in the challenge to create a more open and secure learning experience for all. By learning that each and every one of them has something to contribute to the overall whole, they learn to cherish the connections they make with everyone. By refusing to allow themselves or their classmates to be bullied in any way, they gain even more momentum in eventually achieving an environment where learning is top priority and ridicule is a thing of the past.To put this one simply without revealing the entire story, it addresses bullying in school with an interesting new way to handle those perpetrating the offense. The school presented has proactively in lieu of reactively addressed the bad influence bullying has on everyone and everything through something referred to as 'The Promise'. It's a guide to what children (and adults) can do in order to not merely be bystanders but to be those that make sure the voices of others are heard. Through making better choices and wiser decisions, by including others whenever possible and accepting each other for who we are "flaws" and all, there is a great lesson to be learned and carried out into the real world by readers of all ages. Combine all of that with the colorful illustrations and you have a winning combination indeed. Tolerance and acceptance. Both words command power, but when wielded appropriately, they can help us bring the world that lives in our dreams forward to our reality and just think what a wonderful place that would be. Be sure to check out the 'Resources' section of the book site for the down loadable reader's guide that goes with this title as well as your very own copy of "the Promise" to be put to use in your local school's to help build a better, brighter, and bully-free tomorrow.
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