School is finally in session from a long year of virtual learning. Students may have gotten comfortable with not interacting with other students and their peers, so in case of conflict in your classroom, we'd like to equip our teachers with social and emotional learning resources. No matter what the dispute is over, educators should know that conflict is not abnormal inside or outside the classroom.
Helping students resolve conflicts with their peers is an important asset to the classroom atmosphere. Teachers shouldn't solve the problem for the students, but should rather resolve allow students to resolve their own problems to prevent lateral damage to their conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills.
Developing these skills in children as early as possible is vital to their interpersonal success.
As quoted from, Carolyn Coffey, a preschool teacher at Educare New Orleans,
“We’re teaching them the right way to respond to conflicts, to use self-control and calm themselves,” she says. “If we wait until they get to fourth grade or even middle school, they’ve already learned in practice what they’re going to do in order to resolve something… and it might not be the best way.”
To learn more about how conflict should be handled in the classroom, visit a few of our resources below.
Teach Kids How to Manage Conflict
Easing Kids into the Classroom
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