Enter to Win a Set of Count on Me: Sports Books and a Skype Visit with Brad Herzog!

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This month we’re giving away a complete set of our Count on Me: Sports series and a thirty-minute Skype Q&A with author Brad Herzog! To learn more about bringing Brad to your school, check out his website and watch a four-minute video synopsis of his program at this link.

Count on Me Sports SeriesInspiring Stories of Sportsmanship
Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports
Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports
Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports
Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports



To Enter:This giveaway is now closed. Leave a comment below telling us how you help kids build character in the classroom, at home, or on the field!

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21 Responses to Enter to Win a Set of Count on Me: Sports Books and a Skype Visit with Brad Herzog!

  1. Paula says:

    This past year, we started an evidenced based program, called “Caring School Community” at a school that is located in a very socio-economically deprived area. There is little parent involvement, a large amount of substance abuse, family trauma and an overall disconnected feeling. We have run this program successfully at other schools within our county with great success. The children at this school have been our most challenging to date. I am submitting this on behalf of the children at this school because I feel like they need all the help they can possibly get. Thank you.

  2. Tiffany Mouada says:

    We do a character word each week and address it every day in the morning assembly by having kids do presentations, guest speakers, videos, etc.

  3. Stephanie Perlstein says:

    I am so excited to see these books now available! It is so important to teach these traits to children through inspiring stories in a genre they really love! Thanks, Brad Herzog!

  4. Ann Minshall says:

    Hi, I use various books & worksheets to address a situation that has happened. I also play games that give teaching moments to discuss good social skills. The public library has lots of helpful books that you can check out by putting in your subject in the search.

  5. Our rural elementary school would LOVE a set of your books. We are the Panthers and we practice P.A.W.S = Perseverance, Act Responsibly, We Cooperate and Show Respect. Throughout the year, we celebrate behaviors that portray these qualities. I would love to use your books to showcase real life stories that inspire and encourage students to be their best and set the stage for success. Thank you for writing these stories and working to get them into children’s hands!

  6. Julie Baumgart says:

    We offer school-wide character lessons throughout the year, but adding a focus on sports would be a great “hook” for some of our less-engaged students.

  7. Debbie says:

    Throughout the year, when the kids are playing games such as soccer or kickball at recess, I stress creating teams that are balanced in ability so that both teams can enjoy a competitive, fun game. In fourth grade, it takes awhile to move past the better players trying to team up and overwhelm the other team, but as the year goes along, you can see the students taking pride in choosing teams that are equal. They often talk about a game being really fun because the teams were so equally divided. It may sound like such an obvious thing, but it does take practice with 4th graders to establish the idea that any game is more fun when everyone feels that their team is competitive and can do well.

  8. Respect wall, with words of encouragement and ways to handle conflicts with out anger.

  9. Pat Davis says:

    Pat D says:
    My students volunteer to work at Goodwill Industries store 2 times a month to give back to their community and gain experience learning job skills.

  10. Angie Johnson says:

    In my language arts class we read books about character: Promises to Keep, Wonder, and The Mighty to name a few. Also, I have my students write a Breaking Barriers essay using one of Jackie Robinson’s nine values. Courage and Teamwork are two of the nine values. Brad Herzog’s books would supplement my lessons in a positive way.

  11. autumn shaffer says:

    I teach social skills as part of my curriculum. Books teaching character traits will help expand the resources available for me to successfully teach.

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  15. Tammy Tiede says:

    To help kids build character at our school, we do service learning projects. We have had a food drive, made blankets for the Rainbow Shelter and collected food and other items to donate to an animal shelter,

  16. Molly Conroy says:

    I am a school counselor and a TAG teacher. Character building is essential for children especially these days. We don’t have any funding for TAG so new character building books would be amazing. Thank you !

  17. Robyn Scott says:

    My husband coaches kids ages 11-14 in football, basketball and baseball. His message is always about teamwork, sportsmanship and working hard in school. He has coached for more than 20 years and has touched so many children’s lives. His message is always about “the effort they put in and learning experience they receive with whatever they are doing”, whether it be sports, chores or school is what is important. He truly has made an impact on all the kids he has coached through the years!

  18. Tosha Todd says:

    Building Character is an important part of our social/emotional curriculum in my elementary school. We have frequent sportsmanship issues on the playground during competitive sports. These books would be an awesome way to teach appropriate skills!

  19. Kathy Ray says:

    Counselors in our district do character lessons with all students. Our gifted program also has a life skills component which addresses personal skills like risk-taking, tenacity, leadership, stress management, and collaborative team-building.

  20. kristiharris says:

    I work with kids on how they can use their bodies and their sensory systems to help them stay in control and focus.

  21. Melissa says:

    Our phenonmenal PE programs helps to build character in our students. Our PE teachers take teh time to incoporate important life skills- like communication and team work into their lessons.

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