Win Brave Tickets

Exclusive to The Hero Construction Company, you can win an “admit-two” ticket to an advance screening of Disney/Pixars’s BRAVE at  Novi’s Emagine Cinema. We have 25 passes that admit two people – they could be yours. How to Enter Use the comments below to describe your favourite female hero. This hero can be from history, […]

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October is Anti-Bullying Month (Can We Get it Right?)

It’s Bullying Month in the U.S. – probably Anti-bullying, but you get the point. That means a lot of well-intentioned people will be saying really unhelpful things to kids across the country. Some will be telling the bullied kids to toughen up. Some will be punishing the perpetrators. Some will be presenting assemblies to improve […]

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Russell Brand on Fame and Aspirations

I found this interview fascinating, not only because it is not what I expected from Russell Brand.  The difference between heroes and celebrities is the first hurdle I jump when speaking to students.  I wish I could communicate it as well as this guy.

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The Hero’s Journey of an Elementary School Student

Claudia St. Amour of Birmingham Schools decided to approach the Hero’s Journey Competition from a different angle.  She conducted a school-wide exercise explaining the hero’s journey model to her students and then challenging them to set off on their own journeys at school.  Some of those students submitted their journeys, so I’ve published them below. […]

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Viral Bullying Video

You may have seen this video earlier this week – your students probably have.  It contains a couple of quite violent acts committed by two kids at an Australian high school.  Essentially a young bully is violently stopped by the boy he is tormenting.  Obviously I don’t condone violence as an answer and I make […]

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