Describe how to express feelings to prevent a conflict from starting.
Conflicts in the classroom happen, and when they do, respectful relationships and orderly routines can quickly be set off track, as can be the perfect lesson plan. It can be tempting to dismiss disagreements and move on, settle them yourself as the adult, or even penalize students for a disruption, but it’s important to develop conflict resolution skills with students so they can work through sticky situations.
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.