Conflict Mediation – Part 2: Practice

A lesson challenges scholars to prove their understanding of conflict mediation. Small groups role-play scenarios using two mediators and two disputants. Peers observe then discuss their findings. A worksheet outlines groups' participants, the problem, solution, and agreement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use equity sticks to randomly choose participants to role-play conflict mediation
  • Write the three rules on an anchor chart, display it in a corner of the classroom where pupils can reference it during mediation after the lesson
  • Record groups role-playing, playback the content and discuss observations with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in a series of two puts conflict mediation into action using work completed in lesson one
  • Although the lesson mentions a counselor, it can also be performed by a classroom teacher
Pros
  • The lesson builds seamlessly from the first one
  • Boosts a variety of social and emotional learning competencies
  • The worksheet breaks down mediation components clearly
Cons
  • None
Common Core