This Conflict Resolution Unit and Negotiating Differences uses Character Education and social skills to help students to be able to resolve conflicts on their own without the help of an adult. It also builds community within your classroom. A class that lacks character and social skills will have a difficult time during the school year learning anything. I spend a considerable amount of time each year teaching social skills. This unit will help your students not to rely on you to fix all their problems on the playground.
This unit includes activities to help your students recognize what bugs them, what they can do about it, how to resolve conflicts calmly and when to compromise.
This unit has 11 Step by Step lessons, Discussion prompts and questions, differentiated activities, group work, and interactive lessons. Students come away with a greater sense of confidence in their ability to figure out problems with others. This is the fifth unit in a series on Character Education.
- Over 11 Interactive Lessons that are on recognizing what bugs them, ways to resolve conflict, and problem solving.
- What Bugs Me Activities
- What Bugs Me Art Activity
- Detailed Discussion Tips and Questions
- How to do Morning Meetings E-Book aka Family Meeting Guide
- Optional differentiated worksheets to go with the lessons
- Community Building Activities
- Role Play
- Differentiated Activities
- 50 Usable Pages
- What is conflict?
- What Bugs You?
- What to do when you are bugged?
- Problem Solving Strategies
- Self Control
- Conflict with others
- Resolving Conflict
- Being Calm in Conflict
Using Character Education will help your class connect better, there will be less arguing, less bullying, and an opportunity to get more work done. You as the teacher have more time to spend teaching and less time as a referee. It also helps as a teacher to have more energy later because less is spent on behavior. My classes seem to blend together easier using these character building lessons.
Included in the unit is an E-Book on Family Meetings, aka Morning Meetings. When you are a class for 10 ½ months, you become a family. Families talk to each other and listen to each other. Family Meetings are a time where students and the teacher come together and make decisions, choices and talk about difficult issues together. These “Conflict Resolution" lessons are designed to be done within the Family Meeting environment, but can also be taught as a lesson.
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