ERIC Number: ED445376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Resolve Conflicts Together: Elementary School Classroom Activities. Conflict Management Week, May 1-7, 2000.
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
With heightened awareness to issues of school safety, it is important for elementary schools to take an active role in promoting constructive responses to conflict. The week of May 1-7, 2000 has been designated as Conflict Management Week by the Governor of Ohio. Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of living; however, managing conflict is difficult for many people because they have not been taught how to resolve differences in cooperative, nonviolent ways. This activity booklet/guide first offers ideas for how schools can engage in school-wide activities. The guide then describes a process for improving the overall climate of the school through the use of the classroom meetings. Six steps to conflict resolution are offered in the guide, as well as activities for helping students become aware of underlying causes of conflict. According to the guide, in addition to learning steps of a conflict management process, teachers may also work with students to enhance the communication skills used in conflict management; these include understanding blocks to communication, being aware of nonverbal communication, using "I" statements, and using active listening skills. The guide is divided into four broad sections: School-Wide Activities; Learning about Conflict; Communication Activities; and Conflict Management across the Curriculum. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Activities, School Role, School Safety, Teacher Role
The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, 77 S. High St., 24th Flr., Columbus, OH 43266-0124, (614) 752-9595, Web site: http://www.state.oh.us/cdr/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio