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Intermediate & Secondary, 19 Feb 24
Be bully free: A hands-on guide to how you can take control
Be bully free: A hands-on guide to how you can take control
Review by Helen Haine, High School Teacher
Seeking to empower children who are bullied, this book presents a wide range of common bullying scenarios and gives practical suggestions on how the recipient can take control.
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Intermediate & Secondary, 19 Feb 24
Emotionally resilient tweens and teens: Empowering your kids to navigate bullying, teasing, and social exclusion
Emotionally resilient tweens and teens: Empowering your kids to navigate bullying, teasing, and social exclusion
By Charmaine Denney, high school teacher and mum to two teens
For anyone with teens in their life, to help them experience their own power, find their own voices, learn how to problem-solve, and navigate their way out of challenging situations.
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Primary & ECE, 19 Feb 24
Little big bully
Little big bully
Review by Rachel Walker, Primary School Teacher
This book sensitively describes how and why bullying happens, and offers a range of well-researched techniques to help children develop coping skills along with proactive strategies.
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Workplace, 19 Feb 24
The bystander effect: The psychology of courage and how to be brave
The bystander effect: The psychology of courage and how to be brave
Review by Rachael McGuigan, Communications Specialist
Psychologist Catherine Sanderson uses real-life examples, neuroscience and the latest psychological studies to explain why we might be good at recognising bad behaviour but bad at taking action against it
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Primary & ECE, 19 Feb 24
You can stop bullying: Stand by or stand up?
You can stop bullying: Stand by or stand up?
Review by Whaea Robyn, Year 5 and 6 Teacher, and pupils at Owhata School
In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Elizabeth witnesses John getting bullied and readers make choices, with each story path leading to a different consequence.
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Workplace, 19 Feb 24
How to be an ally: Actions you can take for a stronger, happier workplace
How to be an ally: Actions you can take for a stronger, happier workplace
Review by Kim Sanderson, People Experience Lead
This book humanizes diversity and inclusion and facilitates greater empathy, teaching us that every individual can learn about the imbalance in opportunity and work to correct it.
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Primary & ECE, 17 May 23
The Gubyllub
The Gubyllub
Review by Kate Fox, Primary School Teacher
An easy-to-read rhyming story about Rose, who used to be a bully, and how she found her way back to being kind.
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Intermediate & Secondary, 6 Apr 23
Tama Sāmoa
Tama Sāmoa
Review by Shahrane'e Fa'avae, High School Counsellor
A resource for teachers of Pasifika students to gain insight into how the world looks and feels for them.
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Workplace, 3 Apr 23
No hard feelings: Emotions at work
No hard feelings: Emotions at work
Review by Jenny Knight, People and Organisational Development Coordinator, MHF
This book is a visual exploration of how to embrace emotion at work and become more authentic and fulfilled while staying professional.
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Workplace, 27 Mar 23
Can we talk? Seven principles for managing difficult conversations at work
Can we talk? Seven principles for managing difficult conversations at work
Review by Fiona Robinson-Morey, Organisational Communications Manager
Can We Talk? outlines how to lead tough conversations and how to develop better, more meaningful relationships at work
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Other, 27 Mar 23
Life isn’t binary: On being both, beyond and in-between
Life isn’t binary: On being both, beyond and in-between
Review by Jennifer Huddleston, Lead of Relationships and Operations, Sticks ‘n Stones.
This book looks at how non-binary methods of thought can be applied to all aspects of life, and offer new and greater ways of understanding ourselves and how we relate to others.
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Primary & ECE, 27 Mar 23
The little tiger with the big temper: A story of mindfulness, meditation and conscious communication
The little tiger with the big temper: A story of mindfulness, meditation and conscious communication
Review by Faith McGregor, parent.
This book can help adults navigate and soothe a child's challenging emotions and to introduce to children the benefits of mindfulness and self-regulation
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