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
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.
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.
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 website lists a series of videos teachers could use to help students learn calming techniques. By using these videos, students will improve their mindfulness, focus, attention, and irritability. These techniques are healthy practices and behaviors to maintain and improve personal health.
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.
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 alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Explore the problems and tensions created by misunderstandings and the inability to listen to diverse points of view in this video from the PBS KIDS series ARTHUR.