LISTEN TO OUR WORDS AND LEARN FROM OUR EXPERIENCE
It was another exciting semester at PS 7 The students worked on conflict resolution and problem solving. The students used role play activities to solve problems. They worked together to determine the best way to respond when faced with a problem.
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Con&licts are problem that need to be solved Think before you act Feelings are important, unless you listen to each other it is dif&icult to solve the problem. Apologize and say, “I am sorry” if you have done something to hurt another person. Con&licts can be solved without violence or &ighting. Everyone can learn to solve con&licts without &ighting, violence or verbal abuse. Tell people how you feel using I sentences: “I feel sad when you call me names because it hurts my feelings.” “I feel angry when you don’t listen because it makes me feel unimportant.” “I feel happy when you stick up for me because I know you are a true friend.”
How To Be A Good Listener
‐Look at the person ‐Keep your body still and quiet ‐Repeat what the other person says to make sure you understand them ‐Check in – nod your head, say “hmm uh‐huh.” ‐Keep to the subject ‐Don’t interrupt ‐Show you are interested ‐Be positive and encouraging ‐Pay attention to the person ‐Watch the other person’s body and face. What is their body saying? ‐Ask questions if you do not understand what the person is saying. ‐Be respectful even if you do not like what the person is saying.
‐We all have feelings. Feelings are important. ‐There are many different kinds of feelings and emotions. ‐It is important to listen to our feelings, speak up, and say what we are feeling. ‐It is important to listen to other people’s feelings.
Accepting People’s Differences
‐Treat others the way you want to be treated ‐Get to know a person before you judge him ‐Stand up for yourself when other people are being unfair to you ‐Learn about different cultures, languages and religions ‐Don’t go along with others when they are being unfair and insensitive.
Friendship ‐Friends listen to each other ‐Friends don’t put each other down and hurt each other’ feelings ‐Friends solve problems together ‐Friends can disagree and still be friends ‐Friends stick up for each other ‐Friends spend time together
Do the Right Thing Refuse to join in when people are making fun of someone. Report bullying to an adult. Invite people being teased or left out to join your group of friends. Speak using “I” messages. Comfort a person with kind words or a hug. Be supportive and tolerant of people. Find a supportive friend or adult to speak to when angry or upset. Find a quiet place to work out your feelings. Do not resort to violence or verbal abuse.
How would you feel if…… Your classmates are teasing you about the way you look Children at lunch make fun of your weight Your friend is being teased by other students Your friend wants you to join in making fun of a classmate Your parents do not speak English and you find out someone you thought was your friend made fun of them You were blamed for something you didn’t do You saw someone doing something they shouldn’t be doing (i.e. writing with marker on a wall) Someone called you a bad name No one asked you to play You had a fight with your friend or family You made up with your friend or family You won a prize You were told you were good at something Someone helped you solve a problem Someone invited you to join a game Someone spoke nicely about you Someone gave you a hug when you were sad When you stood up for yourself or a friend You shared your toys with your friend You made friends with a new classmate You were invited to a friend’s house to play