Chapter 10

Students are taught communication skills such as i

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Unformatted text preview: t we can get to know each other’s likes and dislikes. Also, I use these less serious meetings to teach my classroom meeting rules and procedures.” Conflict Resolution Approaches Conflict resolution or negotiation involves a step-by-step process for guiding individuals toward a mutually agreeable solution to a problem (Girard & Kock, 1996). Conflict resolution skills can be very important in learning environments that require students to work together to succeed. Jones and Jones (2001) describe a prototypical conflict resolution process that can be used by teachers in the classroom. • Teachers and students hold class discussions about how problems can be solved. This might involve a discussion of peer-relationship problems or for older students a discussion of how countries solve their problems. This is to help activate students’ current understandings of conflict resolution. • Students are taught communication skills such as I-messages to help them resolve their conflicts effectively. 48 • An area of the c...
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