Life can be frustrating. You’re not always going to get along with your friends and family, and they won’t always get along with you. And anger and frustration are natural human emotions, so there’s no way you can avoid feeling them. But there are ways to disagree without being disagreeable—and in this BrainPOP movie on conflict resolution, you will learn all about them! First, you’ll find out why it’s a good idea to take a deep breath and collect yourself before you respond to a situation you’re not thrilled about. You’ll discover different ways to compromise, and how placing yourself in another person’s shoes can change a potential screaming match into a friendly discussion. Why risk alienating your friends and hurting people’s feelings, when you can settle your differences fairly
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.
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.
Conflict resolution is an important skill that students need to learn – beneficial to them within the classroom as well as in everyday life. Not only will kids use conflict resolution in the classroom, they will also continue to use these skills as they grow. The conflict resolution skills they learn in elementary school will help them solve problems as adults. So how do we teach conflict resolution in the classroom?
There are many steps to teaching conflict resolution. To truly teach conflict resolution, you’ll need to teach your students how to analyze the conflict. They’ll need to be able to identify the problem and try to understand what’s causing it.
This website has a series of visuals that can be downloaded, printed, and displayed in the physical education gymnasium or class. These visuals range cover varying topics such as the FITT Principle, BORG Rating, and the Conflict Corner.
This 32 page resource is full of learning activities appropriate for Kindergarten through 3rd grade that focus on social-emotional learning. These learning plans and activities focus on feelings, communication, controlling our behaviors, and being flexible.
The Brain Bites video series teaches physical education concepts in short video bites! In this bite, Bee Respectful teaches students what respect looks like, sounds like, and feels like.
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey encourages kids to explain how they feel to their grown-ups. Watch a clip from Arthur and see how sharing his feelings make him feel better.
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey and some PBS Kids characters, help kids understand how facial expressions reflect our emotions. By recognizing our feelings, we learn how others are feeling as well.
With so much emphasis placed on improvements in math and science, skills like compassion often receive less classroom time. This unintended trade-off may be short-sighted, as compassion is an important social-emotional skill that begins to develop in early childhood and is essential for lifelong health and success. Learning compassion increases students’ own sense of well-being and improves the learning environment for all learners. By teaching kindness, empathy and compassion in the classroom, educators set their students up for long term success in every aspect of life.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This is a free interactive from PBS Kids that can be used to teach students about bullying. Explore the topic of bullying in this interactive comic, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, based on the characters and storyline from the PBS children’s series ARTHUR. When Arthur takes his teasing too far, it upsets Sue Ellen. Can Arthur find a way to apologize for bullying Sue Ellen and save their friendship? The interactive pauses at important scenes for discussion questions and allows students to choose their own ending.
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students the importance of communicating while playing sports. Playing outside makes kids happier, healthier and stronger! In this segment, Abby Brown visits a softball practice and discovers constant communication is a crucial part of working together as a team in order to succeed.