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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

A Conflict Resolution Protocol for Elementary Classrooms

Subject Area

Physical Education


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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. 

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG

    Describe how to express feelings to prevent a conflict from starting.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 1

    Interpret the feelings of and describe ways to show empathy for others.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 2

    Demonstrate how to communicate with others with kindness and respect.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3

    Practice skills needed to develop and maintain personal relationships.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3

    Recognize causes of conflicts and apply nonviolent strategies to manage or resolve situations.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 4

    Demonstrate how to avoid conflict and explain when it is necessary for an adult to intervene.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 5

    Compare positive and negative ways to respond to conflict and bullying.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG

    Demonstrate willingness to seek help for solving problems and making decisions.

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    CR Resource Type

    Informational Material

    Resource Provider

    Responsive Classroom

    License Type