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by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“They push me so far that I want to become the bully.” ~ Alex “Bully” (99 min) profiles several young people who have been bullied in various ways, from Alex, 12, who is bullied mainly… More

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13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create anti-bully/pro-hero environments. Since bullying and exclusion can begin as early as preschool, it’s important that we who are… More

Pro-Hero and Anti-Bullying Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Education, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on pro-hero & anti-bullying issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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11 Resources for Highlighting Heroes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on October 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

October is Anti-Bullying Month, and schools around the country will be putting special focus on bullying behaviors. Preventing bullying is an admirable goal, but as Hero Construction Company founder Matt Herndon said, “If we attack… More

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on May 8, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’re fans of the pro-hero approach, rather than using an anti-bullying framework,  but given that most educational institutions still think and act in terms of anti-bullying, this recent study by the American Educational Research Association… More

Matt Langdon: Ditching Anti-Bullying Programs to Build Pro-Hero Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 21, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why does Matt Langdon, founder of the Hero Construction Company, cringe every time he sees an anti-bullying sign in a school? Why does he think anti-bullying programs should be ditched in favor of cultivating heroes?… More

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We Need Pro-Hero Schools Instead of Anti-Bully Schools

Written by blogger | 9 Comments | Published on January 30, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

This post is by guest blogger, Matt Langdon. Matt is the founder of The Hero Construction Company, which helps teach kids about the heroes within them and how to help their heroic selves thrive.  … More