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Bullying in Saudi Arabia: A Cultural Overview

Bullying is a worldwide issue that our classrooms are infested with. Since the phenomenon depends on various cultural and social factors, the numbers and the percentages tend to differ from one country to another. Statistics have a lot to say, but they don’t always draw the most accurate of pictures. In this article we will

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What Are Your Personal Strengths?

Learning to focus on your personal strengths and teaching your children how to focus on theirs is a freeing experience. Instead of feeling limited by the things you cannot do, you concentrate, and show your children how to concentrate, on the things you do well. Examples of Personal Strengths Strengths combine your knowledge, skill and

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Fifth Graders Against Bullying

A group of very admirable fifth graders, in Mankato, Minnesota, chose to stand against bullying and teach the rest of us a valuable lesson.    James Wallmart was the target of bullying at his 5th grade class in Franklin Elementary School. James has a learning disability that makes his educational process a little more challenging than

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20 Years After the Fact, a Bully Seeks Forgiveness

Recently, ChadMichael Morrisette was contacted on Facebook by one of his former bullies asking for forgiveness. How many of us have spent sad long nights fantasizing about this? The day when someone who has hurt us finally realizes the weight of his actions and comes back to apologize and plead forgiveness. For Morrisette, this moment came

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Character Education Lesson Plans for Teachers and Counsellors

While it is important for children to see an example of good character, they cannot learn by example alone. Character education is an important part of any child’s upbringing and will enable the child to become honest, successful and happy and at peace with him or herself. Discover more about creating character education lesson plans.  Planning

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Static Character Vs. Dynamic Character in Fiction

Static versus dynamic – this doesn’t refer to buzzing with static electricity or being a dynamo. Well, in fiction writing, the dynamic character may actually be a dynamo as he or she learns to change and grow. The static character doesn’t grow. In fact, she stays a bit “stuck” in her personality and reactions to events in a work of fiction.

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What Are Your Weaknesses (For School and College Admission)

When you or your child apply for private schools or colleges, you will be asked a number of questions to determine your strengths, weaknesses, personality and characteristics. Your weaknesses may not be at the forefront of your mind, but ask a family member and they are sure to give their opinion of the qualities you

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Bully-Proofing your Middle-School Son

When boys enter middle school, they face many struggles. Their bodies are changing due to puberty. They face pressure from friends and peers to look, act, and behave in certain ways. As all of this is going on, they are also trying to forge an identity for themselves. In many cases, middle school boys feel

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How to Write an Essay in School and College

How to Write an Essay in School and College Whether you’re in middle school, high school or college, you’re going to be assigned to write essays. Depending on your school assignment, you’ll be given instructions about writing different types of essays, such as argumentative, persuasive, narrative or synthesis essays. A strong essay consists of an

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How to Divide Fractions

How to Divide Fractions Fractions are not found only in school math books. Many careers use fractions on a daily basis. Food service professionals use fractions to help increase or decrease recipes to match larger or smaller groups. In the medical field, nurses, medical assistants and pharmacists use fractions especially when dealing with blood pressure

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Learning How to Pronounce New Names and Difficult Words

“Nucular.” No, don’t add a second “u” to this word. It’s ‘noo-cleer.” Too many people mispronounce this word, even though it’s clear that there is no second “u” in it. Even famous political figures have mispronounced it, to their extreme embarrassment. Why do you and others say words wrong? Probably because you’re guessing about the

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The Fun of Learning How To Dance

Dancing is an activity that many people derive a great deal of enjoyment from. Not only is dancing a great way to have fun, but it can also be a great way to burn fat and calories. In addition, dancing can be an excellent way to relieve stress. If you enjoy dancing but you feel you can’t

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