Conflict Resolution

BRIEF SUMMARY

Conflict resolution is a critical transferable skill that all of our students need to learn. This is the ability to explore and discuss different points of view respectfully and come to a consensus on a course of action.

KEY POINTS

  • “I” messages are a powerful tool to express one’s point of view.
  • Active listening is an important part of conflict resolution since I not only need to state my opinion but I also need to understand the opinions of others.
  • Peer mediation programs are a proven¬†way to teach conflict resolution and maintain more peaceful schools.

RESOURCES

SHARED WISDOM

  • Peer mediation is not recommended in cases of suspected bullying
  • Peer mediation programs work best with buy-in from all stake-holders (parents, teachers and administration)

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