Helping children understand how to solve problems that arise between themselves is quite a problem for teachers new to the classroom. Here are some ideas to help.
The following rap video about how to resolve interpersonal conflict could be a nice idea for a lesson:
More4Kids – offers a range of ideas entitled ‘Teaching Kids How to Resolve Conflicts’ “Conflicts are a typical part of every life – whether simple or complicated. It is essential that we all are equipped with the knowledge of how to resolve conflicts. Conflict resolution should be taught to children at a very young age. “ (More4Kids)
Sunshine Parenting – this site shares ‘5 Steps to Help Kids Resolve Conflicts’ and gives another good lesson idea in this easy to make wheel:
In addition, there are many more resources on the page which may be useful such as making friends, promoting peace, etc.
Four Conflict Resolution Techniques for School Children – offers a set of four techniques which could be suggested by teachers to help their class understand and practice conflict resolution.
Kids Matter – have put together a set of suggestions for staff to introduce and use with their class.
Five Styles of Handling Children’s Conflicts – this page gives teachers ideas of how to handle conflict in the classroom.
Teaching Guide: Resolving Conflicts – I like the set of rules created on this page and once again, it is a good idea for the children to do themselves.
BBC Bitesize – KS1- Conflict Resolution and Mediation – PSHE and Citizenship learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. This site from BBC Bitesize has 18 short films to help with resolving conflicts with KS1 children.
BBC Bitesize – KS2 – Conflict Resolution and Mediation – PSHE and Citizenship learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. This site from BBC Bitesize provides 21 short videos to help resolve conflicts with KS2 children.
BBC Bitesize – KS2 – Seeing Both Sides of a Story. This short (1:32 min) video clip from BBC Bitesize helps KS2 children learn how to support their peers through peer mediation when conflict arises.
TES – Primary PSHE – Resolving Conflict – Teaching Resources. These materials help pupils learn the vital skills needed to resolve conflict in their lives, such as dealing with angry feelings and having strategies in place to make up after arguments.