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Anti Bullying 101 provides quality podcasts for parents, teachers, and anyone who is concerned about the bullying epidemic. Anti bullying expert Jim Burns will provide you with the information you need to manage difficult situations that involve harassment and intimidation, and with some strategies to help you deal with this problem that is plaguing our schools, families, and communities epidemically. Please take the time to hit the button to become an AB 101 supporter. Course The Bully Proof Classroom Music - Support this podcast:


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Anti Bullying 101 provides quality podcasts for parents, teachers, and anyone who is concerned about the bullying epidemic. Anti bullying expert Jim Burns will provide you with the information you need to manage difficult situations that involve harassment and intimidation, and with some strategies to help you deal with this problem that is plaguing our schools, families, and communities epidemically. Please take the time to hit the button to become an AB 101 supporter. Course The Bully Proof Classroom Music - Support this podcast:






Change Your Thoughts , Change Your Life

Often we are plagued by our past and the the thoughts of certain events can affect us for a lifetime. Those who are bullied are often at a loss as to what to do to overcome the challenges that come with thought control. We are all responsible for our thoughts, words, actions, attitudes, and motives. Dealing with our thoughts will help prevent negative words and actions from exploding onto the seen of a school, workplace or even a home. Listen in as Jim gives some advice about the things that can be done to change the negative thinking that prevents us from having a fuller and more vibrant life. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


The Teacher's Survival Guide

Although I refer to items in this episode of Anti Bullying 101 as tips and strategies they really should be viewed as a way of life for any teacher or administrator. These insights can be used by anyone in education as a survival guide and it will help them with the onslaught of disrespect and irresponsibility that we see in students, parents, and yes at times some of our colleagues. We all need a new voice, a new outlook, and a new approach; truthfully we need hope, the hope for change The teaching profession today isn’t attracting people it’s driving them off. Student behavior, lofty expectations that are imposed governmentally, parents who have grown physically, but emotionally are still whining and arguing for the weaknesses of their children. Something has to give and it is my sincere desire that this podcast episode will make a difference in your life both professionally and personally. Enjoy. The Teacher's Survival Guide --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Be Well and Stay Well

Nothing is more important than your health. Often we believe that we have to be a gym rat in order to stay in shape; not so. Listen in as Certified Personal Trainer Jim Burns offers some advice on how to be well and stay well. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


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13 Great Anti Bullying Activities

These activities can be used by teachers, parents, and caregivers. They are designed to help improve school climate and reduce the incidence of bullying in the home or at school. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


A Student's Perspective On Bullying

After the Central Regional incident some weeks back I decided that it might be a nice idea to do an interview with a middle schooler. It was pretty easy to do because I had a pretty good natural resource in the house and that was my daughter Zoe. Her thoughts didn't surprise me; she hasn't been jaded by the trials of life and still believes that love, joy, peace and patience is the answer. I encourage everyone to listen to this one because we will all learn something. Thanks to Andi Kay for the packet we used. Please take the time to click on the links below to check out her information packet and to listen to the interview I did with Andi last week. Overcoming Bullying Meet Andi Kay --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Meet Andi Kay

Andi Kay is the founder of The Bloom Foundation which is a 501c3 organization designed to help teen girls overcome bullying and build emotional resilience and bloom into confidence as leaders. Instead of preventative measures, Bloom exists to help girls process and cope in a safe and supportive space so they can grow through what they go through. Working with licensed therapists, the foundation create curriculums for both caretakers and children to address the impact of bullying, helping girls build emotional intelligence and resilience, so they can bloom with confidence. Please listen in and hear the passion and empathy that this young woman has for the many who are being bullied and excluded. Take the time to download the link below as this is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and schools in general. How To Overcome Bullying --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Meet Dr. Kate Lund

Growing up with Hydrocephalus took the ordinary out of Kate’s childhood. Numerous surgeries, countless doctor visits and relentless recovery periods had become her norm. But through it all, one thing kept her thriving – the power of resilience in extraordinary circumstances. Building her life around finding incredible possibility on the other side of challenge has kept her driven and ultimately helped her find her true calling. Dr. Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist of 17 years, peak performance coach, best-selling author and TEDx speaker. Her specialized training in medical psychology includes world-renowned Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She uses a strengths-based approach to help her clients improve their confidence in school, sports and life while helping them to become more resilient and reach their full potential at all levels. Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys, exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, and these days can often be found on the golf course. /in/kate-lund/ --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Meet Ann Purcell

Ann Purcell is a philanthropist, award-winning author, and songwriter. Her latest publication is Tender Flower of Heaven, which is a collection of 130 poems. Ann has been a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1973, teaching Transcendental Meditation and advanced courses in many countries around the world. In addition, she has worked on curricula and course development for universities and continuing education programs. Ann is also an international leader of the TM-Women Organization and oversees the teaching of Transcendental Meditation in girls’ schools and communities in several countries in Africa. She donates all proceeds from her photography, books, and music to its educational programs. Ann founded Enlightenment For Everyone in 2012 Website and Social · Facebook (27K likes) · Instagram (Smaller profile, but she is active and she does targeted advertising on this platform to boost awareness) --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Another Bullying Related Teen Suicide

The superintendent of the New Jersey school district where a 14-year-old freshman died by suicide 48 hours after video of bullying surfaced online has resigned, a day after funeral services were held for teenager. Adriana Kuch was found dead a week from Friday following a premeditated bullying incident in which four school mates allegedly ganged up to either attack the high schooler or record the incident, which was subsequently posted to social media. All four girls involved in the attack on Kuch, who took her own life two days after the Feb. 1 incident at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township, had already been suspended indefinitely before they were charged Friday in the hallway attack at the school. Please read the links for more information on the brutal attack. Students are protesting and retired teachers have said that this has been going on for years in this district. Everything just got kicked under the rug. Superintendent Resigns Footage of the Attack Asbury Park Press Article --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Let's Keep It Simple

Listen in as Jim shares some ways to keep things simple when it comes down to getting and staying healthy. A healthy person has better self esteem and is less apt to bully harass or intimidate others. Keeping aware of where you stand everyday in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of your life. Take advantage of the course link below: Stress Management Through Balance. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Quadruple Bypass Surgery

Well it's nice to be here with my listeners. Considering the alternative I am grateful to be be here and to continuing doing what I love most. Just last Monday I went through quadruple bypass surgery known by many as CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting). For me that was four grafts. No heart damage, and a new lease on life. Please listen in and get the details of why everyone needs to understand that self care is not selfish. Monologues --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


The Eye That Mocks The Father

The Spiritual Dimension Of Life Proverbs 30: 17 KJV "The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it." What does this mean in very practical terms? If an individual grows up in life with a mocking and contemptible attitude toward their father and despises to obey their mother they will lose their perception on right and wrong behaviors and even the smallest decisions that need to be made will create confusion in their life. Our relationships with our parents can determine future success for ourselves and as we mature for our families. Honor Your Father and Your Mother is the first commandment that has a blessing attached to it: “That you will live a long full life.” NLT. As we mature the imprint from our upbringing can affect the relationship that should mean the most to us; the one with our parents. When we mock our father and despise our mother we lose our perception on life and may miss many of the blessings that God has for us. Take advantage of the FREE journal linked below. Also please hit the support button and become a listener supporter. This will help to enhance this podcasts frequency and quality. The Eye That Mocks The Father (FREE) --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Let's Take Anti Bullying 101 To Another Level

Bullying has become epidemic in our schools, and no matter how you slice it, this behavior has gotten out of hand. Teachers, administrators, and parents are all looking to something that will just make the problem go away. There is not one program or intervention that will stop bullying. It takes a concerted effort of teachers, administrators, parents, and students to help create a climate of respect and responsibility. The Anti Bullying 101 podcast has been providing tips and strategies to teachers, parents, and students for the past 5 years and I would like to take the podcast to another level. This would require me to invest more time in its production and promotion. I can’t do this without your help. I ask that you please hit the support button now and become a listener supporter of this podcast. By doing so you will be helping to spread the word about the dangers of bullying and helping victims develop hope and greater resiliency. Thanks for your help and for being such a loyal listener. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Don't Kill The Goose

Often we don't consider how important we are to our family and at times our friends. Whether we want to believe it or not we are the goose that lays the golden eggs. We can't become so anxious and impatient for all the eggs that we kill the goose in the process. We need to care for ourselves and help our family care for one another. We also need to teach our children some lifelong skills that will help them manage the stressors of life, manage relationships and develop resiliency as the deal with bullying behavior in their lives. Listen in as Jim shares some ideas on how to care fore the goose. Listen To The Anti Bullying Tip of The Day On My swellcast The Bully Proof Classroom --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


The Holiday Table

It never ceases to amaze me how we can believe that an actor/actress on a commercial is really the character he or she portrayed on a sitcom. I was watching TV some years ago and Roseanne Barr was doing a commercial on Retro-TV talking about the importance of having dinner at the “family table.” So the commercial flashed back to her and John Goodman on a Roseanne episode sitting at the dinner table engaged in an argument which was supposed to be funny to the viewer. The point of the commercial was that it doesn’t matter what goes on at the family table as long as you have one. I disagree especially during the holiday season. As a kid, we had a family table. It was a war zone. I’m sure that many people can relate to my family table, and I am sick of calling it that, too. (What is this new term –family table- anyway?) During the holidays we can find ourselves surrounded by people we don't like and kids who are discourteous and disrespectful. The holiday table is not the time or the place to deal with issues that are to raw to discuss. We need to spend the time nurturing relationships with our friends and those of our extended family over the course of years so when the time comes to break bread we can do so in a loving and kind way. Please take the time to become a listener supporter and help take Anti Bullying 101 to another level. Just click on the link below. Become A Listener Supporter Get My New Book: Monologues The Bully Proof Classroom --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Meet Tyler Copenhaver-Heath

From a disadvantaged youth to a successful entrepreneur, Tyler Copenhaver-Heath cut his teeth learning what it takes to succeed in the world of small business. With an MBA behind his name and the formal scientific experience of a biochemistry undergrad, Tyler Copenhaver-Heath has cultivated a multi-disciplined mastery that helps him think outside the box. In 2013, Tyler started his first company Apex Customs with his lifelong friend, Elliot Hutchens. They scaled their business into Arizona’s top-leading custom automotive shop with household name clients such as the Rolling Stones, NFL, CNN, and more. Tyler is a published author, podcast host, world adventurer, and MMA corner man. He has previously held small city offices and volunteered for the children's home and animal shelter. Instagram:@tyleruriah Podcast website: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Inclusion and Bullying: Advice From an Expert

I had the pleasure of speaking with Toby Karten on The RTC Teacher Toolbox podcast and discovered during this interview that her knowledge base about inclusion and bullying is off the charts. Toby is one of the most positive and passionate people you will ever meet and she can truly turn lemons into lemonade. Toby is an award-winning special educator, dynamic presenter, and author who is passionate in sharing her knowledge with others. She has taught students ranging from preschool to graduate level across the least restrictive continuum. Toby works with school districts across the country and internationally as a staff developer, inclusion coach and educational consultant, author and adjunct professor. Toby focuses on creative, practical solutions for helping ALL students gain not only access, but also ongoing successes in inclusion classrooms. Please do take the time to listen as her advice can be life changing. Also visit her website and social media outlets that I have shared below. Email: Website: Be a Facebook friend: inclusion Education Services Follow Toby on Twitter: @TJK2INCLUDE --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Sportsmanship And The Game Of Life

My daughter who is twelve participates in a variety of different sports, and activities. She is attending middle school right now and is involved with cheerleading both at the school and community level. What never ceases to amaze me is that every sport hands every participant a book on sportsmanship. In other words how should we treat members of the other team and our fellow teammates? What is even more interesting is that you get the feeling that the behaviors like respect, and responsibility, kindness, caring, and other character qualities are only deemed important when the individual is on public display because they don’t want to make the team look bad. As an example one handbook reads: All students who represent ___________ School on an athletic team are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to reflect credit upon ________School. I think what is a concern here are the words; on an athletic team. Suppose you are not on an athletic team? Student’s need to work on reflecting credit upon themselves, that will in tern help credit the school for contributing to the student’s life. Listen in as Jim explains why sportsmanship should be a way of life and not something that is ceremoniously displayed on a field or a court. Read The Article Get Some Coaching --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:


Husky? Stop The Stigma

Yes that is me in the picture. Probably eight years old or so. Husky for sure. How did I know? Because everyone told me so. Listen in and read the articles associated with this episode. Oh yeah, I was an overweight little boy. So much so, that when my mother took me to buy clothes I went to what I thought was a special clothing store for boys like me, fat. Why did I think this? Because when I walked into the store, the opened tie, crossed arm, wrinkled shirt, cigarette smoking salesman, took one look at me from head to toe, looked at my mother, pointed to the back of the store and said, “Husky.” Gee did I feel special, until I discovered that the store I was in was one of the only stores around that sold clothes for fat kids. Sure, I said it, for fat kids, because that’s how I felt like a fat kid, and that’s how I was treated. Special stores for special kids who were fat. My skinny friends bought clothes from all kinds of stores; I was relegated to one store, and one style. I certainly was not one of the cool kids, and at times felt isolated and excluded. You would think adults would know better and after all these years learned that stigmatizing young kids because of size, shape or weight does nothing but impact a child's self concept and esteem. Not so fast, it's still going on. Listen in and discover why one NJ school district is being sued because of the insensitivity of a football coach. I am including a link to the article below. Read the article here Read Husky The Bully Proof Classroom --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: