I find that teaching directly some skills for resolving conflict help the learning climate in my classroom. Most solutions fit into four categories: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. I want my students to learn to be assertive: telling the truth respectfully.
This is a printable copy of a larger anchor chart I create when teaching problem-solving skills in an upper elementary class. I refer to this chart when discussing hypothetical situations and possible solutions. I want students to realize that they have control over their responses to conflict and that some responses will be more effective than others.
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