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Corinne Gregory’s latest book in the “Education Reform & Other Myths” series hit #1 on Amazon Kindle today, a week after it’s release.

Today only, Amazon is offering a copy of the book for free to anyone.  Amazon Prime members can continue to get a copy of the book for free and there is also an option to “borrow” it once a month just like in a library.

“Breaking the Bullying Culture” takes a detailed and in-depth view of many of the issues involved with bullying in our schools and communities. It profiles some high-level incidents of bullying and bullycide, as well as some less-publicized cases. The book also examines the popular “solutions” offered in response to bullying and cyber bullying, identifies why these solutions aren’t working as well as we expect, and offers more effective alternatives.

To get your copy of “Breaking the Bullying Culture” click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Education-Reform-Other-Myths-ebook/dp/B00772XLHS/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1

The first book in the series, “The Stumbling Blocks in the System and How to Fix Them” is also available on Amazon at

http://www.amazon.com/Education-Reform-Other-Myths-ebook/dp/B0071NAX2O/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1

Be one of the first 10 people to get a copy of either book and write a review and we’ll send you a copy of the other book FREE!  Just contact us with your review details once it’s posted on Amazon and we’ll send you the other book to the email address you provide!

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Oct
11

Bullying – we can’t just wish it away

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bullying, cyber bullying, stop bullyingI’m sitting in a plane at 34,000 feet and even here I can’t get away from the topic of bullying. In this week’s People Magazine, there’s an article profiling four families who lost their children to bullycide in 2010.  What the article doesn’t mention is that we KNOW of 34 documented suicides in 2010 caused by bullying. And those only list the ones we know about or can prove a connection to bullying.

For me, the irony is that I’m reading this article as I’m flying to Iowa where I’m presenting both a 3-hour pre-conference workshop on “The Many Faces of Bullying: Traditional and Online — Causes, Effects and What to Do about It” at the Iowa Library Association’s Annual Conference. As is typical of media focus on bullying, the article is high on tragedy and “awareness” but does nothing to suggest a solution. Of course, the implication is that when you read these stories you’ll be left thinking,” Well, this is horrible!  We have to DO something.”  Yes, we do.  But, how long after you watch Anderson Cooper’s latest show on bullying, or once you close the magazine cover will this passion stick with you? Enough to actually take action?

Probably not.  Life is notoriously fickle when it comes to change.  Bullying is not a new problem.  And, in the past several years, it has received an increasing amount of attention, partly because the extent of the tragedies and the impacts not only on students and families, but entire communities, is become more visible. Read More→

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