Talk it Out I-Message Practice Statement Cards

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The Responsive Counselor
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2nd - 6th
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You are absolutely brilliant with this one. Students do need practice saying i messages, when they need it they are often really upset. Having them just practice the words is the perfect activity.
My students enjoyed using these for "read-read-trade" activity last year. Appreciated the variety of scenarios included.
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Of all of the conflict resolution strategies (or Kelso’s Choices), “Talk it Out” or “I-Messages” or "I-Statements" are my absolute favorite. It is such an incredible tool in promoting a positive classroom climate, encouraging independent problem solving, and developing healthy social skills. These are also an excellent part of a classroom using restorative practices because they provide students practice with affective statements before an actual problem arises.

*This resource is also available as part of my Conflict Resolution Bundle and Talk it Out Task Card Bundle.*

The first step in scaffolding the development of this skill is for students to practice giving I-messages to one another using these 42 pre-written “Talk it Out”/”I-Message” task cards. I like to use these in a modified Quiz, Quiz, Trade (or more of a Read, Read, Trade!) activity but they could also work in Concentric Circles, with whisper phones, or any other way you choose.


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