At Dream Builders University we have worked diligently over the past ten years to perfect our anti-bullying tools for school districts. We have provided these tools to schools across the country, and we experienced documented success with parents, students, and teachers.
Here is some background on the bullying problem:
- 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
- 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
- As boys age, they are less and less likely to feel sympathy for victims of bullying. In fact, they are more likely to add to the problem than solve it.
- By age 14, less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.
At Dream Builders University, we start by helping students build positive self-images to combat their negative internal voice and what we call “self-bullying.” Sometimes, kids with negative internal voices project that negativity onto other kids, continuing the cycle. That’s why our anti-bullying efforts start by strengthening students’ sense of self.
Our products are designed to build positive self-image, to promote resilience, and to create a unified culture where children resist bullies through a constructive mindset. Our products embody social and emotional learning supports, creating a consistent intersection between conflict and the next steps for solving conflict.
Our children’s book series – Malik’s Big Dreamand Malik the Difference Maker – use the power of storytelling to foster critical classroom conversations. Our associated curriculum guide can be implemented to really bolster lesson planning and student engagement. Embedded lessons review topics like courage, bullying, positive self-image, critical thinking, forgiveness, collaboration, and dream building.
When you purchase our “Courage Bundles,” you get everything you need to build a positive school culture around these embedded lessons, including features such as:
- Student Books
- Teacher’s Guide
Malik’s Big Dream Anti-Bullying
This book series will inspire, encourage and engage your students in a masterful story about a young man who was being bullied in his new school. The Title of the first book is “Malik’s Big Dream.” We used the story to create a critical conversation about Courage, Mentorship, Bullying, Critical Thinking and Positive Self Image. Your students will get the honor to DECIDE how Malik uses the courage he has learned from Dr. Martin Luther King.
The second book series, which is titled “Malik The Difference Maker,” we focused on the fact that Malik has some tough choices to make using his courage but will also need to learn and embrace a reconciliatory heart by embracing the five areas of focus for this book. The foci are: Forgiveness, Dream Building, Collaboration, Purpose, and Reconciliation. The entire book series is loaded with social-emotional learning and character focused conversations for the class.