Category Archives: Cool Kind Kid

I’m Proud to be an American

When the kids came into class, Ms. Gilmour laughed because they were all wearing some red, white and blue, She asked, “Why are you wearing patriotic colors?” Tanner replied, “I knew that we would be talking about the 4th of July holiday coming up.” “We all got together and decided it would be fun to […]

Upstanders are cool! Bystanders are uncool!

When Tanner, Rudy, Carmen, Nicole, Stephen and Truman the Dragon came into class they were excited to continue their talk from the last time. Ms. Gilmour greeted each and asked, “Who wants to start telling us about what you found on the Web about being Upstanders versus being bystanders?”

Truman the Dragon answered and said, […]

Upstander, not Bystander!

Ms. Gilmour greeted each of the kids with a smile and a high-five. Tanner, Nicole, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen and Truman the Dragon all greeted her the same way. When they were settled down, she asked, “Who remembers what we talked about last time?”

Rudy replied first. “Don’t stand by and watch bullying happen.”

Nicole added, […]

Be a Bully “Upstander”

Ms. Gilmour, the teacher, greeted each of the kids as they came into class.

Tanner, Nicole, Stephen, Carmen, Rudy and Truman the Dragon all greeted her in return.

She began by asking, “Do any of you remember what we talked about last time?” Some had their hands up, and others had blank looks on their […]

Bully Bystanders

All the kids came into class hugging each other and saying, “I love you!”

Ms. Gilmour looked at them and laughed. “I see that you remembered what we talked about last time,” she said. “How did your families like your saying those three little words every day?”

Rudy replied, “My older brothers thought I was […]

Love Starts at Home

Ms. Gilmour greeted the kids as they came into class.

Tanner, Nicole, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen and Truman the Dragon greeted her and sat down. They seemed excited to be there.

Tanner asked, “What are we talking about today?” Carmen also wanted to know the answer to that question.

Ms. Gilmour looked at them and asked, […]

New Year – New Effort to Stop Bullying

When the kids came into class after school today, they were happy to see each other. Ms. Gilmour greeted each and asked them how they enjoyed their holiday vacation.

Tanner was first to speak. “I had a great time with visiting family. We did a lot of fun things together.”

Carmen added, “I had so […]

Happy Holiday Happenings

When the kids came into class, they were all excited. Ms. Gilmour looked at them and smiled.

Tanner asked, “Why are you smiling?” Nicole wondered what was going on. Rudy just looked at the other kids, while Truman the Dragon puffed out a little smoke and sat down.

Ms. Gilmour then sat down, too, and […]

Bullying Prevention – For More than Just October

Ms. Gilmour greeted each of the kids as they came into class. They were more excited today than the last time. She asked what changed since their last class.

Tanner was first to reply. “I saw some progress in stopping bullying at my school.”

Ms. Gilmour said, “That’s great!”

Nicole added, “We had […]

Bullying Prevention Tips

Ms. Gilmour greeted the kids as they came into class after school. She saw a few sad faces. She asked Carmen and Nicole what was wrong. Both wanted to talk at once.

Nicole said, “I love school, and I love to learn, but it’s hard when there are so many kids being mean and rude. […]