Dr GJ MacGillivray Public School students have been using Who Is NOBODY? in their school.
Who Is NOBODY? is a holistic, hands-on approach— Daytime Presenter
Teacher Andrea Parnell and grade 4 student Aaron Janusitis discuss how this program is making a difference in their classroom and how it is building empathy and respect in Andrea’s students and gives them the opportunity to go out and make a difference in the world.
Video at a Glance
School: Dr GJ MacGillivray Public School School Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Grade: 4 Teacher: Andrea Parnell Some Who Is NOBODY? Projects completed by this class: Humane Society
“The goal is to show people that you can become a somebody. NOBODY arrived in our class with no interests, no abilities and so on. Our goal was to turn that around.” – Angela Parnell, teacher
“Who Is NOBODY? is a holistic, hands-on approach.” – Daytime presenter
“I collected things for the Humane Society. Money, bleach, batteries, photocopy paper … I love animals.” – Aaron, student
“The list went from helping grandma doing chores around the house to helping a village in Africa.” – Angela Parnell, teacher
“They’re turning NOBODY into a SOMEBODY by each making a difference.” – Daytime presenter
“I am a big fan of character education … It would be my dream for most classes in the school to do a program like this and take a holistic approach to character education so we can impact the school and the community.” – Angela Parnell, teacher
“It’s possible to implement [Who Is NOBODY?] in all grades.” – Daytime presenter
This video appeared on Rogers Daytime TV – in Kawartha on January 12th 2008
Who Is NOBODY? is a literacy-based bullying prevention program for Grades 1 – 12 that applies the curriculum to real-life experiences. Students build self-esteem by discovering their strengths and using them to help others.