Sharing this short video about conflict resolution will help your students to know they are not alone and provide helpful tips on how to handle conflict resolution during their school day and in all areas of life. This video is an excerpt from PBS's wonderful series "In The Mix" which is designed specifically for adolescents, and is also an Emmy Award-Winner. Hear other students talk about the importance of conflict resolution. Enjoy.
Provide your class with solutions to handling conflict resolution in school. In this video your students will witness several incidences of bullying in school, and will be asked how they think the students involved should handle the situation. This is a great chance to open a class discussion following the video. Create a safe space for students to share experiences!
Worksheets help students to better visualize problem solving, and this site offers a variety of worksheets, like a basic step-by-step "Conflict Resolution" worksheet, or "Ways to Settle Conflicts Fairly" with suggestive tips for your students to work their problems out together or individually. A great introduction for your students to improve their conflict-solving skills!
Use these two wonderful activities specifically designed for grades 6-8, titled "Anger Management" and "Working It Out". It highlights exactly what you'll need, as well as a step-by-step as to how to take on the activity. These are group activities that everyone will be able to take part in. Enjoy!
In this lesson plan students explore the definition of "hurtful behavior". You won't need a lot of materials (a list of which ones to use are provided). The lesson also includes "Discussion Question" suggestions, a suggested "Evaluation" Rubric, "Extensions" (how students can continue using the information provided in everyday life), "Suggested Readings", "Vocabulary", "Standards".
Related to all things "kindness", this wonderful newsletter provides a variety of information on how to teach kindness to students. Inside you will find positive goodies like an activity called "Celebrate Character", "True Stories of Acts of Kindness" like "A Smile and a Sandwich", "Kid's Oath of Kindness", "Quotes about Kindness", "Suggested Reading", "Teacher's Corner", and more!
Exactly as the title suggests, you can discover four different ways to apply conflict resolution for your classroom! These ideas include: "Role Playing", "Tracking", "Listening" and "Writing about the conflict". Each strategy includes an example, and why the strategy works.