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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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