Follow these easy steps to help students solve conflicts peacefully. During the mediation you can then teach students the three parts of an "I message", in order to express emotions clearly-- while avoiding blame and accusations. Students will also practice reflective listening skills and learn how to define body language-- an essential part of effective communication. Finally, students will come up with curiosity questions to seek a better understanding of their teammates's perspective. This process ensures that students become their own best problem solvers by following these structured steps. Sending the worksheet home, guarantees positive home-school communication by requiring a parent/guardian's signature. Having student's sign the form also helps to improve personal accountability and responsibility.