Kelly Nickel Bucket Filling School Assembly Programs

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Basic Information

Address: California: PO Box 493575 Redding CA 96049 Michigan: PO Box 2722 Howell MI 48843
Phone Number: 530-941-5207
Fax Number: na
Director: Kelly Nickel, M. Ed

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Kelly Nickel Bucket Filling School Assembly Programs
Kelly Nickel Bucket Filling School Assembly Programs
Kelly Nickel Bucket Filling School Assembly Programs

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Additional Information

Focus: Student assemblies, enrichment workshops, parent workshops, educator workshops supporting Bucket Filling, Character Education, PBiS, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Length: Student assemblies 40-45 min, Student enrichment workshops 25-30 min, Parent workshops 45-min, Educator workshops 1-4 hours

Frequent national tours to states West of Mississippi River

Pricing: $400-$750 plus travel

Student enrichment workshops, Parent morning workshops, staff in-service, conference workshops

Residencies: na
Setup: minimal
Takedown: minimal
Equiptment: School’s sound system, projector/screen for workshops
Special Requirements: none

Kelly applies his 20 years of teaching experience, his ability to engage and entertain children and adults, and his mastery of effective instructional practices to bring to life Donald Clifton's metaphor of being a Bucketfiller when we think, speak, and act. Children and adults easily grasp how the simple binary choice of "filling" versus "dipping" in someone's bucket will affect themselves and others in either positive or negative ways. They see how easy it can be to master the technique for activating their "lid of resilience." They see and understand what Bucketfilling looks like, sounds like, and feels like. They learn the difference between big things and small things and how to handle each. They come away inspired to practice a positive mindset in everyday situations while navigating daily reality in a world full of humans. They really do get it.

Mission Statement:

Full is the Goal! We feel so Welcome! Kindness is Simple: Fill more, Dip less, Use your lid.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A true education scientist at heart, Kelly’s professional passion is designing and delivering student-centered learning experiences that produce real, measurable outcomes. Plus he is super funny, energetic and animated, and the kids absolutely love him.

Program History:

Our founder, Merrill H. Lundgren, was the first person ever to teach Donald Clifton’s “bucketfilling” metaphor to children in a school setting back in 2003. His work has inspired the creation of multiple children’s books about bucket filling, as well as songs, plays, and a massive collection of free resources for teachers and parents.

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