Describe how to express feelings to prevent a conflict from starting.
A basic belief underlying The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is that how children learn to treat one another is as important as what they learn in reading, writing, and arithmetic. We believe that social skills such as cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control are essential to children’s academic and social success and we emphasize the teaching of these skills, along with academics, throughout the school day.
This resource provides teachers with classroom strategies to build community, improve communication, and enhance classroom discussion. This resource also has a listing of professional books related to these topics.
Interpret the feelings of and describe ways to show empathy for others.
Encourage peers to make positive health choices.
Demonstrate how to communicate with others with kindness and respect.
Practice skills needed to develop and maintain personal relationships.
Recognize causes of conflicts and apply nonviolent strategies to manage or resolve situations.
Demonstrate how to avoid conflict and explain when it is necessary for an adult to intervene.
Compare positive and negative ways to respond to conflict and bullying.
Develop a class plan to prevent bullying in the school.
Demonstrate willingness to seek help for solving problems and making decisions.
Identify alternative solutions to a given problem.
Develop effective coping skills for dealing with problems.
Use a decision-making and problem-solving model.
Apply conflict-resolution skills.
Apply techniques for managing stress and conflict.