Post Six: Problem Solving

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To be done when you are totally finished with the book and all of the other posts:

Please come up with some ideas that would be good for Nolan as he deals with Bubba.  Think outside of the box for this one.  You should have two to three ideas for Nolan to try out.

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61 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by EC12 on May 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    1. Nolan should talk to a teacher about Bubba. This one is simple, but the best way to tell people about the problem.
    2. Nolan and a bunch of other kids who hate being bullied by Bubba could form something like an anti-bullying club, and allow everyone to join it. They should stick up for kids who are being bullied by anyone, not just Bubba.
    3. The last idea is for Nolan to ask for a kind of whole-school assembly about bullying, and to ask for people to come up and share what has happened to them with bullying. They shouldn’t use names, but describe in detail what happened to them.

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  2. Posted by EC5 on May 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    There are many ways to tell on a bully. These are the ways that Nolan should do it:
    1. Nolan should talk to someone (a teacher most likely) on what Bubba is doing to him. Not to get Bubba in trouble, just to get another opinion on what is happening to himself to make him feel better.
    2. Nolan should put a new link on Shredderman.com where you can list what has happened to you as you have been bullied and Nolan (Shredderman) could try and make them feel stronger.
    3. My final idea is that Nolan should get kids together and just start ignoring his taunts and being “friendly” to him. What I mean by “friendly” is not becoming mean and being friends with him like Kevin and Max did, but saying hi and bye pleases and thank you’s so he will get the opposite reaction as he wants.

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  3. Posted by EC18 on May 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    1. He could tell a teacher to keep an eye on Bubba or if he sees Bubba doing something, he could tell the teacher to watch the area it happened.
    2. Once a lot of reports of Bubba being mean come in, teachers could sit Bubba down and give him a talk about why not to be a bully and try to be nice. They could also say if they saw him be nice to someone, he could get a little prize, like a gift certificate for a restaraunt.
    3. The teachers could get every kid but Bubba, to say something nice to him every day and he might catch on and say something nice back.

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  4. Posted by EC1 on May 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Some ideas are:
    1. avioding Bubba.
    2. when he says something to you don’t say anything back.
    3. hang out with friends to stand up for you.

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  5. I think that Nolan should just say, “ Can we just talk this out instead of just spilling out all of our feelings, and making one another sad?”
    I think Nolan should treat Bubba with kindness even though he’s being terribly mean to Nolan. I actually tried that once with one of the bullies at my old school, but it was just too hard. My parents always recommend that when you’re trying to deal with bullies.
    I think that Nolan should try to tell someone even though he’s afraid to tell someone. My suggestion is that if you’re too afraid to tell someone about your problems, just write it down.
    I think that Nolan should write a letter to him and tell Bubba how he feels.

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  6. EC1, you have great ideas!

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  7. Posted by ec7 on May 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Some ideas for Nolan to help him with his Bubba Bixby problem are:
    1. Maybe to try to make friends with him so that maybe Nolan can teach Bubba how to be nice.
    2. To try to put a group together so that they can stick up for themselves so they don’t have to do it alone because it’s always harder to bully a group.
    3. To include him in games that you are playing with other people so that he won’t want to be mean to people who are being nice to him, especially because his dad is really mean to him so it’s nice to have someone who respects you for once in your life.
    4. Maybe Nolan can even help Bubba with things like math problems that he is having trouble with or something like that because it’s always nice to know that someone is there to help you when you need it.
    Those are some ideas for Nolan to help him with his Bubba problem.

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    • Posted by EC20 on May 20, 2011 at 1:43 am

      Nice Blog, EC7!

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    • Posted by ec 17 on May 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      I like your last idea. If Nolan helps Bubba in school Bubba might realize that he is being very kind to him. That might make Bubba think that he should be nice to Nolan if Nolan is kind to him.

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    • Posted by EC14 on May 31, 2011 at 1:03 am

      I like the idea of having Nolan try to make friends with Bubba and teaching him how to be nice. Good work EC7.

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  8. Posted by EC20 on May 20, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Ideas for Nolan

    1: To tell Bubba’s mom.
    2: To tell Mr.Green.
    3: To stick up for yourself.
    4: Speak to Bubba nicely.
    5: To try to make friends with Bubba.

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  9. Posted by ec 17 on May 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    There are lots of other things that Nolan can do to prevent Bubba fro bullying everybody including himself besides exacting revenge on Bubba. Here are some examples:

    • He can talk to Bubba and tell him that he really doesn’t like it.
    • He can stick up for other people besides himself so that they’ll stick up for him too.
    • He can tell his parents more about the problem.
    • He can tell other kids just to ignore Bubba.
    • He can talk to Bubba’s friends and say to them that they should try to explain to Bubba not to be mean to other kids.

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  10. Posted by EC-4 on May 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Nolan could try to become friends with Bubba by being nice to Bubba. He could invite him to his house to get to know him better and maybe find some things that they like to do together.

    Nolan could ignore and avoid Bubba. He could make a joke of all his mean comments. If Bubba calls Nolan a nerd, Nolan could say, “You’re right Bubba, I sort of am a nerd and I’m glad I am.” If Nolan could have found confidence without putting Bubba down, it would have changed the whole situation with Bubba and he may have been nicer.

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  11. Posted by ec10 on May 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    1. My first idea for Nolan to try out is to tell everyone to act SUPER nice to Bubba so Bubba will be feeling guilty to tease them and Nolan.

    2. My second idea for Nolan to try out is to hang out with his friend so that he will have someone on his side when he bully’s him.

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  12. Posted by ec 16 on May 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    These are my ideas:-
    1. Nolan should talk to a teacher or the principal and his parents.

    2. He could fight Bubba with non-violence like being kind to him or he could just ignore him.

    3. He could create a club that would stand up for themselves and other people.

    4. Also he could talk this problem out.

    I’ve never been bullied, someone did try to but they were in tough luck because I stood up for myself and they backed away.

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  13. Posted by EC8 on May 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I think that Nolan should make Shredderman.com have some good things like how to stand up to bullies and how to not be a bully. Also, he might want to ignore Bubba because if he does, Bubba might stop bullying him and the other victims of Bubba’s bad attitude. My last idea is for him to be nice to Bubba because no one bullies their friends (I said this in my second post. Check it out!)

    If Nolan and the others followed these ideas, Bubba would probably be nicer to everyone.

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  14. Posted by EC21 on May 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I think that Nolan should do one of these three things before going into action. First, I think he should first ignore him and just walk away and tell a parent about it. Second, I think he should make a club and tell the principal all together so there will be more chances that the principal will tell the parents of Bubba. Lastly, I think that sometime if the bully said, “ Hey you dress weird!” you could say “Thanks these are my weird clothes!”. This will be good because bullies love to get a bad reaction from the person they bully. If you say something that they are not expectig, they usually stop. That is what I think Nolan sould do.

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    • Posted by ec15 on May 27, 2011 at 1:00 am

      EC-21 I agree with you that if you say something they are not expecting and just play along then they will have no point in doing it and give up.

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  15. Posted by EC9 on May 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Nolan should tell someone about Bubba, like the principal or a Mr. Green, or maybe even his parents.He should also just ignore Bubba and his mean things, even if it really bothers him. And, i think if Bubba says or does something mean to him, he should say or do something back. If Nolan did all these things, Bubba wouldn’t be such a problem.

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  16. Posted by EC22 on May 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Here are some Ideas for Nolan to deal with Bubba:
    • Tell a teacher
    • Avoid the bully
    • Tell a parent
    • He could create a group of people to talk about the bully and deal with the bully together
    • Talk to the bully
    • Try to be nice to him
    • Leave the school

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  17. Posted by ec15 on May 27, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I think Nolan should continue his website but he should not focus it on Bubba, he should focus it on bullying. He should post facts about just bullying in general and facts on how to stop bullies. Even though I think he should continue his website I think he should stop posting links making fun of bullies, for example “Bubbas big butt” and “Bubba caught in the act.” Another thing Nolan could do is create a group of other kids that have been bullied and talk to the principal, or to Bubba directly, about being bullied because they have a greater chance in greater numbers.

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  18. Posted by EC2 on May 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I think Nolan should try to use one of these ideas instead of being a bully back to Bubba by using the “Shredderman” website.
    1. Nolan should alert the teachers about Bubba instead of putting up mean things about Bubba like “Bubba’s big butt”.
    2. Nolan could also stand up against Bubba like he did at the end of the book, except this time at the beginning.
    3. Instead of posting horrible things about Bubba, like the jokes, he could have just done the important things.

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    • Posted by EC19 on May 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      I agree Nolan should do more important things on the website instead of jokes. Great Post!

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  19. Posted by EC19 on May 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    These are some suggestions about what Nolan should do about Bubba:

    1.Personally, I think Nolan should just keep his distance from Bubba. If Bubba tries to bully him, he can just ignore him.

    2.Nolan should stand up to Bubba by talking to him in person and not by using the internet. If he thinks this is dangerous because Bubba might punch him, he could ask a teacher to supervise their converstation.

    3. Nolan should also perhaps be nice to Bubba because sometimes people get nicer if they have an example.

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  20. Posted by ec3 on May 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    1. Nolan could tell Mr. Green that Bubba is bullying him. Hopefully, Mr. Green would help Nolan stand up to Bubba instead of Nolan making the website.

    2. Nolan could stand up to Bubba himself. He could tell Bubba he’s sorry that his dad is mean to him and bullies him. Maybe and Bubba and Nolan can work together to make a website about Bubba’s dad. This way Bubba can get help with his problem at home, and Nolan can get help with his problem at school.

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  21. Posted by EC14 on May 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Here are some ideas for Nolan.
    1. Nolan should tell a teacher when Bubba is being mean to other people and he should encourage other kids to do it with him.
    2. Nolan should also try to tell Bubba that he doesn’t like being bullied.
    3. People should be nice to Bubba so maybe he would start to be nicer to.

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  22. Posted by ec13 on May 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    1. Form a group of those being bullied by Bubba. The group would standup for one and other whenever they see anyone in the group was being bullied. The group could encourage one and other by providing complements to each other. The group could improve standing up for each other by practicing through role play.

    2. The group together could talk to teachers, parents and the principal. As a group they would be more powerful and persuasive to show the extent of the Bubba problem,
    3. Have the group talk to the school and guidance counselor to have Bubba get extra attention and support to stop bullying.

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  23. Posted by EC6 on May 31, 2011 at 1:11 am

    1. One thing that I think Nolan should do is try to stay away from Bubba as much as he can so that he will not get bullied that much.

    2. Another thing that I think Nolan should do is keep telling people not to call him nerd because then Bubba will not be able to laugh when they do.

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