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They Don't Like Me

Lessons on Bullying and Teasing from a Preschool Classroom

Author: Jane Katch

Jane Katch is the author of Under Deadman's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play and a contributor to Educational Leadership.A veteran teacher, she counseled emotionally disturbed children with Bruno Bettelheim at the Orthogenic School and taught kindergarten with Vivian Paley at the University of Chicago Lab School. She now teaches young children at the Touchstone Community School in Grafton, Massachusetts, and lives in Connecticut with her family.

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"If you want to understand the power dynamics of kids, if you want to know what teasing and bullying looks like in early elementary school, then you must read They Don't Like Me."
-Michael Thompson, coauthor of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

"Jane Katch offers us a rare gift, the insider's view of her remarkable classroom as she and her children struggle to understand what is fair and just in the explosive arena of those who intimidate and those who feel intimidated. . . In her vivid and honest narrative of classroom life among the young, we are given a reliable map of the moral dimensions of the teacher's art."
-Vivian Gussin Paley, author of The Kindness of Children and You Can't Say You Can't Play

"[Katch] tackles many of the most perplexing questions about classroom violence: Do violent movies make violent kids? Are boys more violent than girls? And how does the act of exclusion lead to a cycle of violence?"
-New Orleans Times-Picayune

"This deceptively simple little book deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the issue of violent fantasy play. . . a very enjoyable read."
-Residential Treatment for Children and Youth

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They Don't Like Me

ISBN: 978-080702321-1
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 144
Size: x Inches (US)
Price:  $14.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.