Conflict Mediation – Part 1: Getting Ready

This Conflict Mediation – Part 1: Getting Ready lesson plan also includes:

Two scholars walk into a room arguing, what is happening? Peers observe the two actors in preparation for a whole-class discussion about conflict. Learners establish a conflict, name the three approaches—passive, aggressive, and assertive, and brainstorm ways to problem solve. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add in the concept of perspective or point of view, analyze how each learners' observation may vary and why
  • Direct pupils to add their handouts to their notebook—somewhere they can easily reference them
  • Send a copy of the pages home for parents and guardians to reinforce conflict resolution outside of school
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of two lessons that look at life changes 
  • A school counselor or classroom teacher can conduct the lesson
  • Requires copies of several worksheet pages
Pros
  • Touches on a variety of social and emotional learning competencies
  • Conflict mediation works inside and outside of school, as well as now and in the future
Cons
  • None
Common Core