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We know how important it is to prevent bullying in our schools and we are continuing our focus on proactive bullying prevention topics. Last week we chatted about creating a culture of kindness and using resolution circles as bullying prevention. Today, we are talking about conflict resolution beyond resolution circles.

Being able to resolve conflicts in a respectful way is an important skill for students to learn and we’re sharing ideas for how to help teach them these skills. In this episode, we are looking at 3 ways to teach conflict resolution in a class setting, ideas for teaching these skills in a small group, and what to do when a pair is referred to you for a conflict. We know our students need to be able to respectfully resolve conflicts so issues do not escalate into bullying and finding effective ways to teach these skills is key to bullying prevention.  

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Review of what resolution circles are and when to use them

  • How to use I statements, scripts, and role play practice to teach conflict resolution in whole class lessons

  • Ideas for how to teach conflict resolution skills to small groups

  • Why finding the root cause of a conflict is so important when students get sent to your office for a conflict issue

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School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

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