Students will do the following:
1. Examine different conflicts or hurtful behaviors
2. Develop strategies for dealing with such situations
3. Create a brochure with class rules for making the classroom an environment in which students treat each other well.
• Paper and pencils
• Computer with Internet access
- Ask students to write on a piece of paper 1 hurtful incident that has happened to them, but without using any names or other specific details that would make the person recognizable.
E.g.: I was very hurt when I wasn’t invited to a party.
Collect the papers and divide them into the following categories:
- Verbal harassment or name-calling regarding a physical attribute or taunting about a particular behavior
- Gossip or rumors
- Exclusion from a party, group, or activity
- Unwanted physical contact
There may be examples that do not fit into these categories. Set them aside and see if there is a common thread among them.
- Divide students into 4-5 groups and have them analyze examples from a category and brainstorm ways to handle the given situations. Ask them to make a list of all the rules that would prevent conflicts and help students treat each other well.
- Use these ideas in a digital scrapbook: Ways to resolve conflicts in our class, or simply Classroom rules. Write the rules in a Word document. You can add images to make it look more fun. Next, save the document as PDF and upload it to FlipSnack Edu. Share the flipbook with your class.
Here’s an example: