Mean Jean is a bully. She has all the traits, behaviors and the attitude. She does not think or care about how her words or actions makes someone feel. She lacks empathy. She may say hurtful things. Mean Jean may even make a person take something from someone else, yell at someone, push , hit and insist that things always go that person's way. She can be mean.
Surveys consistently indicate that almost one-quarter of all students experience hurtful interactions with peers on a monthly or daily basis (Dinkes, Cataldi, & Lin-Kelly, 2007). Children with special needs are especially targeted.
It is my hope that the SEL focus of this class and learning and practicing specific strategies will help my boys if they are confronted with a Mean Jean!
For our final project the children used the Book Creator app to demonstrate their understanding of using 1 or more of Simon's Hook Strategies to defeat Mean Jean.
The new updated version of Book Creator now includes the ability to make a comic! The boys were all very engaged with this project as you can imagine ! These books save beautifully as an epub and can be read as a book in apps like iBooks. To share them here they must be saved as a video.
Enjoy the kids comics!