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Conflict Resolution. Keeping the Peace. Violence Do not possess conflict resolution Need to foster early . Why Fighting. Understand their thinking What situation led to conflict Unaware conflict is two-sided Need to learn perspective taking. Three Main Conflict Situations. Put downs

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keeping the peace
Keeping the Peace
  • Violence
  • Do not possess conflict resolution
  • Need to foster early
why fighting
Why Fighting
  • Understand their thinking
  • What situation led to conflict
  • Unaware conflict is two-sided
  • Need to learn perspective taking
three main conflict situations
Three Main Conflict Situations
  • Put downs
  • Bias statements
  • Physical fighting
hard to deescalate
Hard to Deescalate
  • Child needs to control hurtful impulses
  • Need perspective taking skills (think and relate logically)
help children in conflict resolution
Help Children in Conflict Resolution
  • I Statements
  • Active Listening
active listening i messages
Active Listening & I Messages
  • Listen with full attention
  • Show at some level they understand
  • Put aside own thoughts & opinions
  • Looks at feelings and needs of others
  • Solutions can be found
class meetings
Class Meetings
  • What are class meeting?
  • Creating a sense of community
  • Promotes cognitive development
teacher s response
Teacher’s Response
  • Calmly
  • Concern for sadness…
  • Finding way to respond (allow time)
  • Deep breaths together (watch your own body language)
  • Listen - limit distractions
  • Respond to feelings expressed
  • Work towards solution
  • Sorry is quick fix
  • Foster skills in life
rheta devries lawrence kohlberg
Rheta DeVries & Lawrence Kohlberg
  • You build caring community by developing cognitive abilities and promoting strong social skills and values of higher level used outside the classroom and the larger society
nuts and bolts of class meetings
Nuts and Bolts of Class Meetings
  • Four Parts
    • Opening
    • Acknowledgement
    • Problem Solving
    • Closing
problem solving
Problem Solving
  • Gather information (all perspectives heard)
  • Solutions proposed
  • Parties agree
  • If nothing else gained feelings acknowledged and heard
focuses on the welfare of others
Focuses on the Welfare of Others
  • Children empowered
  • Address inequities
  • Work towards righting wrong
practical ideas to incorporate
Practical Ideas to Incorporate
  • Peace Table (diminishes authoritarian methods)
  • Not punishment
  • Adult acts as moderator/facilitator
  • Tell what happened
  • Children give alternatives
  • Adult restates alternative never states which option to take
talking stick
Talking Stick
  • Ritual used by Native Americans during council meeting
  • 12” to 14” decorate feathers, stones, acorns yarn ribbon…
  • Emphasis everyone’s feelings important
  • Everyone turn can pass
sand trays
Sand Trays
  • Sand and miniature figures
  • Adult listening role
  • Letter Writing – issues such as including more people of color in a specific magazine
  • Journals- adults can take dictation from children – they can illustrate if desired
  • Writing Books – collaboratively
building a sense of community
Building a Sense of Community
  • A positive climate where the teacher models
    • Words
    • Actions
    • Openness
    • Empathy
    • Thoughtfulness