The 5’10 Teacher: A True Story on Bullying

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Growing up 5’10 in middle school with no real curves, my body was the source of constant ridicule from those that were jealous of my confidence. But even at a young age, I knew that what others teased and bullied me for would eventually change as I developed, and so I never let their words […]

Setting Values in Your Home

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As parents, we need to live, breath, model, and teach our children about values.  I recommend you have a meeting with your family or partner (if your kids are too young) and establish what you value as a family. Once you establish what is important to you, then create value statements so your family can […]

How to Manage Your Classroom Before the Holidays

Tips on how to Keep Students Engage and Manage Your Groups Before the Holidays by Bulldog Solution in Chicago, IL

With the holiday season starting, groups and classrooms get harder to manage. Students are ready for a break and are most distracted than ever. It is important to know how to effectively manage your classroom and keep students engaged in order to make the most out of the next few weeks. Tips on How to […]

3 Tips To Help Children Develop SEL Skills

Tips on how to develop SEL Skills in students at home over break by Bulldog Solution

With the time off for the holidays creeping closer, I want to talk about ideas to continue building your child’s Social Emotional Learning skills (SEL) at home. SELs are getting a lot of attention in the education field. Often, parents don’t know what they can do to continuously build their child’s skills to better develop […]

Best Strategies To Teach Students About Emotions

Tips on how to teach students about emotions for teachers and educators in Chicago

To reduce and eradicate bullying, we need to address emotions and find the root cause of bullying. We often think that bringing in a speaker or talking about why bullying is bad is enough. That’s the biggest mistake. When someone is bullying, they are hurt and don’t know how to process the emotions, so they […]

How to Run a Peace Circle

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We found that using peace circles in the classroom is a good way to practice the social emotional learning (SEL) skills, reduce drama, and proactively address bullying. Here is how to create a peace circle that will form a safe and trusting environment for your students. Peace Circle Set Up Form a circle: Try to […]

Creating an Inclusive Environment

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Recently, Bulldog Solution has focused on educating teachers, camp counselors, principals, and students about creating an inclusive community. As a whole, we need to start educating and helping people better understand how to create safe, inclusive environments for all students. We gathered a few tips that we found useful to create an inclusive environment.   […]

Finding More Time in Your Day

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Finding time is something I still struggle with and try to find solutions to get more done with less time. It is something that baffles me. As a leader, executive coach, professor, and trainer, I still struggle with time management. It is an uphill battle; the minute I have found a system or solution, something […]

Fostering a Healthy Relationship

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This week we are focusing on healthy relationships and knowing how to recognize the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. It is important that we teach youth about healthy relationships from a young age; it is equally important for adults to be role models to youth in order to foster a healthy […]

The Evolution of Bullying

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Today, bullying is seen as a stigmatized, overused word that no one wants to address and can happen to anyone, at anytime. With the increase in technology, Internet accessibility, and lack of supervision, kids are exposed to more channels to bully and to be bullied. In other words, it happens less face-to-face and more behind […]