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When School Heroes Unite came to Leo Baeck Day School

When School Heroes Unite came to Leo Baeck Day School

We had the privilege of welcoming Scott Dietrich of School Heroes Unite to Leo Baeck school this morning. Scott had an audience of about 150 students, faculty and administration members as well. Scott was quite remarkable and had the students engaged right from the very beginning ...
Bullying Prevention School Programs

Bullying Prevention School Programs

Bullying Prevention has been re-imagined by Toronto’s top children’s magician. Scott Dietrich and his bullying prevention school program, School Heroes Unite, focuses on the hero, rather than the bully.    “We all share the same needs. Some of the needs ...
Pink Shirt Day School Speaker

Pink Shirt Day School Speaker

I think you can agree, no matter where you stand politically, that there is a lot of division these days. Now more than ever we need to come together, embrace, accept and support each other. We needn’t accept the hate, ignorance, fear and prejudice that seems to abound. We need ...
I wholeheartedly endorse School Heroes Unite Bullying Prevention Program

I wholeheartedly endorse School Heroes Unite, Bullying Prevention Program

On November 23rd, 2016, the Parent Council of St. Columba Catholic Elementary School welcomed Scott and his School Heroes Unite Program. We held 2 sessions, the primary students in one session and the juniors and intermediates in the other.   WOW! The first word that comes to ...
3 things to consider when choosing a Bullying Prevention Assembly

3 things to consider when choosing a Bullying Prevention Assembly

3 things to consider when choosing a Bullying Prevention Assembly   Finding the right bullying prevention assembly for your school can be tricky. I know because you’ve stumbled upon this blog while searching Google for answers. With so many options out there, consider these ...
Can Anti-Bullying School Programs cause more harm

Can Anti-Bullying School Programs cause more harm?

In spite of a movement created to eliminate bullying from our children's schools, it seems it may be having the opposite effect. The problem may however be found in the name itself, Anti-Bullying.   "We become what we think about most of the time." Earl Nightingale   The ...
PRO Grant Ideas

PRO Grant Ideas

Are you a parent, passionate about your child’s education, and dedicated to their overall health and wellness?   Are you applying for an Ontario Parents Reaching Out Grant, and are looking for a great Pro Grant Idea to bring to your child’s school?   If so, then ...
PRO Grant Speakers

PRO Grant Speakers

The Parents Reaching Out Grants continue to empower parents to engage in their communities, and support their student’s achievement and well-being.   Hosting health and wellness events are a popular use of Ontario PRO Grants.  Finding a speaker however, that can effectively ...

Anti Bullying Tip # 3: Modeling Positive Problem Solving Behaviors

If every student has been, or will experience a bullying situation at some point in their lives (which is the case based on my research), it’s smart to prepare students in advance. This isn’t being pessimistic; I’d just rather be proactive then reactive, especially ...
Anti – Bullying Tip 2 – Demystify Tattling

Anti – Bullying Tip #2 – Demystify Tattling

There is a big difference between tattling and telling-there is an important distinction to be made, and one that many primary school principals request I cover during my anti-bullying presentations. The “B” word is being thrown around a lot these days, but not all conflict ...
Anti Bullying Tip  1 - Share Your Own Story

Anti Bullying Tip # 1 - Share Your Own Story

  “Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness.” -Brene Brown     We cannot expect of our children, what we are not willing to give ourselves. The willingness to be vulnerable is not a sign of weakness; it’s ...