This book explains how teachers can follow a systematic program to help students prevent or bypass many conflicts. It also presents non-violent ways (assertiveness, negotiation, compromise, and mediation) to resolve those conflicts that do occur.
Teaching children how to cope with conflict effectively will benefit their personal development and your ability to teach. This concise book includes 18 lessons that will help you to teach children to explore, practice, and develop the skills needed for successful conflict resolution that they can build on their entire lives! A range of games and activities are presented to develop thoughtfulness, self-awareness, and cooperation, as well as resources for how to support children who often find themselves involved in conflict.
Learn to build students' self confidence, strengthen the classroom community, and bully-proof your classrooms! In a practical, step-by-step way, McMullen shows you how to help students discuss, plan, and practice social skills so they can react strategically in any bullying situation. Through class meetings, role playing, and hands-on activities, students develop a personal set of strategies for dealing with bullies. They also learn how to be self-reliant, supportive members of their class community and resolve conflicts with their peers. Includes a recommended bibliography of engaging, read-aloud books that reinforce key concepts about bullying and support reading goals.
Helping counselors handle inevitable classroom-and-playground strife, this guide offers more than 200 activities and cooperative games proven to help students deal with anger, prejudice, fear, and aggression. In addition to conflict resolution techniques, the book shows how to build communication skills and teach students to solve problems without adult intervention. A chapter just for teachers and counselors advises on conflicts involving parents, fellow teachers, and administrators. The appendix has 14 worksheets and forms.
A terrifying encounter with the spooky thing that lurks in the junkyard leaves EJ shaken up. But when a fast-talking ghost hunter shows up in town and promises to catch it for him - for a small fee, of course - EJ would do anything to avoid his fear. Back in the spooky junkyard, they all discover things are not as they seem and EJ finds the source of true courage.
When EJ accidentally wrecks the birdhouse of his scary neighbor Mr. Crankfender, he will have to work for him to pay for the damage. EJ scoffs at the idea of working more, but changes his mind after getting to know Mr. Crankfender. Eventually he learns the graciousness and good feeling of caring for others.
EJ knows that running for class president won't be easy, especially when Warren the class bully is doing everything he can to make EJ quit. When a dirty trick leaves EJ humiliated, an old friend helps him see that no matter what happens, EJ is still worthy of respect.
Bullying: Dealing with Feelings - He snarls and snaps at everyone in the yard! But will Bulldog back down or bark back when confronted? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Bullying: Helping Through Teamwork. The bugs in Bugville have had it with bullies! How will they solve the problem? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Citizenship: Protect the environment. Will Neat Nick have to clean up the streets all by himself or will Sloppy Joe learn to change his ways? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Citizenship: Obey rules. Will Princess Tilly learn from Prince Willy why castle rules are cool? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Caring: Help people in need. Will Turbo Turtle be able to help the bunny troop in time? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Caring: Be kind. Ocho is the best at helping others. But who will help him when he needs it? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Responsibility: Think before you act. Will a trip to the beach be a blast or a bummer when Miss Moo brings all the wrong things? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Responsibility: Never give up. When Dog is down on Cat's plans, will Cat give up or keep after her dream? Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.
Respect: Say please and thank you. Old Scruff is having it rough until two sly cats teach him new tricks. Includes Big Words and Big Questions for vocabulary and comprehension checks.