“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative
alternatives for responding to conflict.” ~ Dorothy Thompson.
As part of the Whole School Social Skills program, in Year One
we have been learning about and exploring Resolving Conflicts.
We identified that conflict is when two or more people cannot
agree on something. As a class, we discussed some examples of
conflict we face in day-to-day life, and some ‘fair’ ways of
resolving them. We agreed upon and recorded on a poster tips
for ‘Resolving Conflicts’ quickly and fairly. The children then
role played some scenarios that involved conflict and how to
identify and manage them effectively. They did a great job and
are keen to practice the new skills they are acquiring.