Today was the day of Mean Stinks' Biggest Assembly Ever. Host Alexis Jones and Disney Star Zendaya lead a discussion about it is not OK to be a bully. Students have the power to change the world. It may not be easy, and sometimes they may need some help from an adult, but it is important to stick up for others and "Gang Up For Good." It was a really great message. Hundreds of schools across the US today watched Alexis and Zandaya on a live webcam open up about their experiences with bullies. For 8 school, including Lansing Middle, we received a special shoutout from Alexis and were part of the Google+ Hangout live presentation. We had t-shirts to hand out, with some very cute sayings:
- Tease Your Hair--Not Your Friends
- Try Bird Calling--Not Name Calling
- Spread Frosting--Not Rumors
Mean Stinks has a lot of great handouts, PowerPoint, fact sheets and videos on their website that you can share with students to help prevent relational aggression, cyberbullying, and just plain 'ole meanness. I highly recommend you check them out.
So, are you going to watch The Biggest. Assembly. Ever.?
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