The Buddy Bench

Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench.

Author: Patty Brozo

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884486992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench. A school playground can be a solitary place for a kid without playmates; in one survey, 80 percent of 8- to 10-year-old respondents described being lonely at some point during a school day. Patty Brozo’s cast of kids brings a playground to raucous life, and Mike Deas’s illustrations invest their games with imaginary planes to fly, dragons to tame, and elephants to ride. And these kids match their imaginations with empathy, identifying and swooping up the lonely among them. Buddy benches are appearing in schoolyards around the country. Introduced from Germany in 2014, the concept is simple: When a child sits on the bench, it’s a signal to other kids to ask him or her to play.
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The Buddy Bench

On a surprisingly snowy day in Texas, a young student finds himself braving recess alone. That is until he spots a new face sitting on the school's Buddy Bench.

Author: B. D. Cottleston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1486717756

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Buddy Benches are arriving in schoolyards across the nation. In this story, the buddy bench launches two new friends on a chilly adventure. On a surprisingly snowy day in Texas, a young student finds himself braving recess alone. That is until he spots a new face sitting on the school's Buddy Bench. After a quick introduction, the two spend their recess discovering fun ways to enjoy the snow. By the end of recess, both kids leave the playground with a brand new friend. This sweet story of friendship brings the Buddy Bench's purpose to life. About Buddy Benches: The Buddy or Friendship Bench is a special place in a school playground where a child can sit if they want someone to talk to or play with. Seeing a child on The Buddy Bench is a signal to other kids to ask them to play. The wonderful trend of Buddy Benches is growing across the country as schools and parent groups promote them as a powerful tool to end loneliness and promote empathy in children.
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Come Sit with Me

In this story, a group of kids is creating a buddy bench for the playground. But they can’t decide how to paint it. Read this book to find out what colorful solution they come up with.

Author: Tina Gallo

Publisher: Simon Spotlight

ISBN: 9781534450998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Turn a gray day into all the colors of the rainbow by sitting down on a buddy bench and having a chat with a friend in this imaginative Level 2 Ready-to-Read inspired by Crayola colors! When someone is feeling sad or lonely, it’s up to all of us to help him or her feel better! In this story, a group of kids is creating a buddy bench for the playground. But they can’t decide how to paint it. Read this book to find out what colorful solution they come up with. This picture book includes a backmatter section on the history of buddy benches, tips on being kind, and how to make your own buddy bench! © 2019 Crayola, Easton, PA 18044-0431. Crayola Oval Logo is a registered trademark of Crayola used under license.
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The Buddy Bench

Author: Decodable Readers Australia

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925785629

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The Buddy Bench

When Padma notices a boy sitting by himself every day, she enlists her friends to create a buddy bench, where anyone at school can go if they want or need a friend. Includes activities.

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1725402904

Category: Benches

Page: 32

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When Padma notices a boy sitting by himself every day, she enlists her friends to create a buddy bench, where anyone at school can go if they want or need a friend. Includes activities.
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The Buddy Bench

Erin realises that a buddy bench can be a great thing to have in the playground.

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1107637089

Category: Animals

Page: 8

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Erin realises that a buddy bench can be a great thing to have in the playground.
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Phoebe Stropalot

Phoebe Stropalot is quite possibly the naughtiest girl in the entire world, until a particularly bad day and a chance encounter change her ways.

Author: Tamsin Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798680175279

Category:

Page: 38

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Phoebe Stropalot is quite possibly the naughtiest girl in the entire world, until a particularly bad day and a chance encounter change her ways.
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A Night on Buddy s Bench

An adult picture book story exploring the end of life's questions.

Author: Ira Baumgarten

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692515178

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An adult picture book story exploring the end of life's questions.
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Are There Bullies on the Buddy Bench

"Are There Bullies on the Buddy Bench?" follows LeaLea as she maneuvers through the social complexities of being in the third grade, dodging the playground bully, and avoiding cliques, while remaining true to herself.

Author: Mary Laders

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1723107247

Category:

Page: 62

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Life Lessons with Little LeaLea is a new series written from the perspective of one typical little girl as she faces the challenges of everyday life. "Are There Bullies on the Buddy Bench?" follows LeaLea as she maneuvers through the social complexities of being in the third grade, dodging the playground bully, and avoiding cliques, while remaining true to herself.
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Small Acts of Leadership

By sitting on the Buddy Bench, she explains, it«s almost as if you are announcing that you are available to play. It seems the gesture of sitting there is ...

Author: G. Shawn Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351818513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.
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The Mystery at Palace Street School

This delightful book reinforces anti-bullying and the importance of friendship at school: Join Inspector Buddy from Scotland Yard as he sets out to solve a mystery at Palace Street School!

Author: Sandy Mahony

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533533504

Category:

Page: 40

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Join Inspector Buddy from Scotland Yard as he sets out to solve a mystery at Palace Street School! Headmaster Harris and the teachers are worried because their students are sad and lonely. Inspector Buddy searches the school for clues and realizes they need to find a solution for bullying! Find out how the charismatic inspector reveals the "Buddy Bench" as a concrete solution to school bullying by demonstrating how to use it without teacher or parent interaction. A perfect school-wide read and "self-help" book for elementary and middle school students. A timeless, book to complement a Buddy Bench and anti-bullying program initiative. To reinforce friendships and bullying, The Mystery at Palace Street School Coloring Book with high-quality images is also available.
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The Mystery at Palace Street School Coloring Book

This delightful coloring book (workbook) reinforces anti-bullying and the importance of friendships at school: A perfect companion to the easily implemented book with a comprehensive Buddy Bench plan, The Palace Street School Mystery!

Author: Sandy Mahony

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1534871632

Category:

Page: 32

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A perfect companion to the easily implemented book with a comprehensive Buddy Bench plan, The Palace Street School Mystery! Do you need a Buddy Bench at your school to promote friendships? Have you been searching for a concrete method for children to solve bullying issues? Your school playground may have a bench that could be labeled, The Buddy Bench! Students will enjoy coloring these high-quality images of the charismatic Inspector Buddy and his school friends! You may also love our other book with the charismatic Inspector Buddy, The Princess Poppy Mystery. This book includes a comprehensive Bunny Bench plan for bullying and friendships students of all ages. The companion coloring book, The Princess Poppy Mystery Coloring Book reinforces the important concepts from the book!
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Teaching Gifted Children

He explained to Mr. Miller that his buddy bench would be established as a ... He thought having a buddy bench where kids could go if they did not get picked ...

Author: Jeff Danielian

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781618216748

Category: Education

Page: 300

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From the pages of Teaching for High Potential, a quarterly publication of the National Association for Gifted Children, this collection of articles is sure to be of use to any educator of high-ability students. Topics included range from instructional methods across all content areas, including tips and tools for reading and vocabulary instruction, integrating STEM content, and engaging students in math, to identification, differentiation, and addressing gifted students' social-emotional needs. Articles also delve into current issues pertinent to the field of gifted education and this unique group of students, including underachievement and underrepresented minority populations, as well as new classroom strategies such as Makerspaces and teaching growth mindset. This resource can be used to enhance a classroom lesson, guide curriculum development, or supplement professional development. The featured articles are unique, well written for the audience, and selected by reviewers who understand what teachers need.
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Stories of Caring School Leadership

Buddy. Bench. —Told by the principal of a midsize-town elementary school Adapted from Itkowitz (2016). Christian, a ten-year-old student at our school, ...

Author: Mark A. Smylie

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071801857

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Real-life examples to inform and inspire caring in your leadership practices! The practice of caring is essential to effective schooling. Stories of Caring School Leadership is a comprehensive resource of powerful, real-life stories of caring leadership practice. Readers will find stories that • will help aspiring and practicing leaders reflect upon and further develop caring as a quality of their leadership • affirm the importance of caring as a fundamental quality of school leadership • provide examples of caring school leadership in action that can be analyzed, reflected upon, and used to develop practice • make clear the connection between caring leadership and student academic success and well-being
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If Einstein Ran the Schools Revitalizing U S Education

Erin Dobson, principal of one of those schools, Tatnuck Magnet, stated, “The buddy bench has been a success at Tatnuck. Younger children use the bench when ...

Author: Thomas Armstrong Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869785

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Many world-class thinkers and creators have been concerned about the state of education in the United States. Discover their thoughts on how children really learn and what teachers must do to optimally tap children's latent abilities. Reveals what world-class thinkers and creators have said about how children really learn and what teachers must do to optimally tap their latent abilities Explains the twelve capacities emphasized by these thinkers and creators, including love of learning, creativity, curiosity, playfulness, imagination, wonder, tolerance, reverence for life, appreciation of beauty, honoring diversity, celebrating individuality, and developing compassion, and how these capabilities must serve as the foundation for any future educational reform efforts Provides examples of teachers and classrooms where the educational ideas of these thinkers and creators are currently being practiced, demonstrating that their prescriptions are not merely fanciful ''pie in the sky'' dreams Includes resources including organizations, books, magazines, websites, and videos that enable readers to take action
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Lucky Me Lucy McGee

At our school, the Buddy Bench is where you can sit if you are sad. If you see someone sit on the Buddy Bench, you're supposed to go over and cheer them up.

Author: Mary Amato

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823443833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Fourth grader Lucy McGee's ukulele is missing--and if she doesn't find it soon, she'll be kicked out of the Songwriting Club! Lucy McGee is determined to track down her beloved instrument, but she can't let anyone catch on--even best friend Phillip. When Lucy learns that YouTube songwriting stars Ben & Bee are playing a show on Saturday and they're giving away a free ukulele, it seems like the perfect solution. If only it wasn't the most in-demand, expensive concert ever. Soon frenemy Scarlett announces that she has an extra ticket to the show, prompting everyone in the Songwriting Club to try to win her over. Lucy McGee will have to get extra creative to find out what happened to her uke and to charm the always-scheming Scarlett in this humorous but heartfelt chapter book. The third book in Mary Amato's charming Lucy McGee series features artwork on every page as well as song lyrics for aspiring musicians to try out on their own.
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The Effects of a Buddy Bench on Students Solitary Behavior at Recess

Students with internalizing behaviors are often overlooked in terms of receiving interventions that could change academic outcomes and prevent problems that could have serious implications, including social withdrawal, social isolation, and ...

Author: Andrew Alan Griffin (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1013813903

Category:

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Students with internalizing behaviors are often overlooked in terms of receiving interventions that could change academic outcomes and prevent problems that could have serious implications, including social withdrawal, social isolation, and suicidal ideation. Recent research has found the use of social emotional learning (SEL), school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS), and social skill instructions, to be effective in treating students with both internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. The use of peers has also shown promise in helping students with behavior problems. In this study, a multiple baseline across participants’ design was used across two playgrounds to evaluate a buddy bench intervention, which utilized peers to help socially withdrawn students increase social engagement and peer interactions and decrease social isolation. All students (N = 448) in grades 1st through 6th were observed during the pre-lunch recess period. Results revealed that from baseline to intervention phases there was a decrease of between 19% (on the 4th to 6th grade playground) and 24% (on the 1st to 3rd grade playground) in the number of students engaged in solitary behavior on the playground. The majority of students reported positive attitudes towards the intervention. Teachers reported mixed feelings about the social validity of the Buddy Bench. Limitations and implications are discussed.
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Everybody Needs a Buddy

If she likes the buddy bench, she can bring it up at the next meeting.” Ms. Gibson glanced in the rearview mirror. “I'm so glad to hear about this project.

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328530646

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Big Idea Gang is buddying up on a new idea for a more welcoming playground in this chapter book series about making a case—and making a difference. When third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor formed the Big Idea Gang, their mission was simply to oust the old mascot in favor of something cooler. But sales from the new mascot paraphernalia have led to extra cash for the PTA, and you can bet this gang has big ideas about how to spend it. A playground pirate ship! An author visit! New basketball hoops! There are lots of ways they can think of to improve their school; but what about a way to make it a kinder, more inclusive place? Luckily, their teacher, Miss Zips, is skilled in the art of persuasion. Armed with Miss Zips's persuasive tips, the Big Idea Gang sets out to build a case for a new-and-improved Clay Elementary, and convince the rest of the school that their idea is the best.
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Inspiring Stories That Make a Difference by 75 Kids Who Changed Their Worlds

In the summer of 2018, I wrote a letter to Sammie in Indiana to learn more about the buddy benches. I learned that a buddy bench is a place where students ...

Author: The Loukoumi Foundation

Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing

ISBN: 9781948181723

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Inspired by Nick Katsoris’ children’s book series about a fluffy little lamb named Loukoumi, The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation teaches children to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others, uniting over 100,000 children annually to do good deeds. Come From Away is the award-winning musical about how during the week of 9/11, 7,000 stranded airline passengers found a safe harbor in Newfoundland, and were embraced by the people of Gander, while the world around them was thrown into chaos. Together The Loukoumi Foundation and Come From Away have partnered to share their joint message of kindness through the stories of 75 children, who are having fun paying it forward for causes that mean something to them. Get ready to be inspired by these extraordinary kids who are changing the world one good deed at a time, and join us in making a difference!
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Creating Great Places

Traditionally utilitarian in design, the humble public seat or park bench is ... From 'buddy benches' where a school child can sit to indicate they need a ...

Author: Debra Flanders Cushing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000706666

Category: Architecture

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This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task, and in this compelling narrative, Cushing and Miller remind us that theory is a powerful starting point. Drawing on international research, illustrated case studies, personal experiences, as well as fascinating examples from history and pop culture, this practical book provides the reader with inspiration, guidance and tools. The first section outlines six critical theories for contemporary urban design - affordance, prospect-refuge, personal space, sense of place/genius loci, place attachment, and biophilic design. The second section, using their innovative ‘theory-storming’ process, demonstrates how designers can create great places that are inclusive, sustainable, and salutogenic. Creating Great Places is an insightful, compelling, and evidence-based resource for readers who want to design urban environments that inspire, excite, and positively transform people’s lives.
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