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This section features learning modules developed to support CR Education. More will be added over time, with the most recent additions placed at the top of the page. Most modules come in three formats: A viewable online version; a zipped-up directory containing the full online version; and a SCORM-compliant version. The zipped up web version can be unpacked and posted to your own webserver, loaded into a course management program (see how-to for Blackboard 9 here) or viewed locally on your machine using a web browser. The SCORM version can be imported into most course management systems like Blackboard or Moodle (click on links for SCORM how-tos) for use in CRE-related academic courses.

Perception Checking

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After completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• Learn to validate perception-based assumptions by asking questions about your observations and interpretations and those of others.
• Note the difference between describing external events and internal interpretations.
• Practice formulating “perception checks” that offer others opportunities to help clarify meanings.
• Find activities that can be used to teach about perception in the classroom.

 

Integrating CRE Skills and Techniques into Classroom Operations

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A planning module supporting teachers wanting to systematically integrate Conflict Resolution Education into their classroom and school practices. Focus is on curriculum infusion through planning. Also includes a section on strategies for active engagement of students.

 

Anger Management

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A module for educators exploring the topic of anger and how to manage it and teach about it in the classroom. By the completion of the module participants should be able to:

 

Having Successful TRIAD Conversations

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This module uses a video example to explore how best to participate in a TRIAD student-teacher feedback conversation and practice active listening and questioning techniques.

 

Conflict Resolution Word Search

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This module provides three different interactive word search games that draw on conflict resolution related vocabulary terms.

 

Nonverbal Communication for Educators

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This module explores Nonverbal Communication concepts with special emphasis on issues and examples relevant to educators.

 

Conflict Management

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A brief learning module exploring key concepts related to managing conflict. Topics covered include conflict management, basic conflict styles, decision making, problem solving, negotiation and mediation.

 

CRE Program Research Strategies

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A module on the importance of doing research on your school-based conflict resolution work. Provides basic strategies and frameworks for understanding and conducting useful CRE Program research. (Revised version posted May 7, 2009)

 

Bullying Prevention

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This module explores the problem of bullying in schools and what can be done about it.
Objectives include providing participants with the ability to:
* State definitions and types of bullying
* List the short and long-term effects of bullying
* Describe places where bullying happens
* State examples of effective and appropriate bullying interventions
* Describe the roles of parents, siblings and others in preventing bullying
* Recognize the requirements of a school bullying prevention program
* Locate resources for bully prevention

 

Managing and Resolving Conflicts Effectively in Schools and Classrooms

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A multipart learning module developed by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Drug Prevention and School Safety Coordinators which contains a five-day curriculum which providing educators and administrators with the skills and techniques to manage and eventually reduce conflict in schools. Day 1 addresses conflict and conflict management in education, day 2 presents curriculum infusion and peer mediation, day 3 introduces the peaceable school and classroom, day 4 presents best practices in conflict resolution education and day 5 helps educators develop a conflict management plan. Includes annotated bibliography and list of CRE organizations and programs.

Terms for re-use: “This course may be copied and used with proper credit to the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Drug Prevention and School Safety Coordinators of the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug Free Schools Office. (June 2006)”

 

How to Use Class Meetings

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The purpose of this module is to help teachers to identify different types of class meetings; create ideas and activities for class meetings; and identify the communication skills that can be learned and applied during class meetings.

 

Interpersonal Skills - Respect vs Disrespect

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The purpose of this module is to help participants recognize and practice the interpersonal skills that will assist in dealing with conflict. By the end of this module participants should be able to:
* Identify basic communication behaviors that may trigger conflict by communicating disrespect through disconfirmation;
* Practice skills that identify disrespectful behavior;
* Use language strategies for communicating respect—confirming behaviors;
* Identify communication behaviors that increase defensiveness;
* Practice supportive communication skills to reduce defensiveness;
* Identify the challenges of having face saving techniques along with face supporting techniques.

 

The Maligned Wolf - A Forest Encounter

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An interactive retelling of Little Red Riding Hood story, this time from a different perspective.

 

Soft versus Firm Limits

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A learning module for educators exploring the issue of setting clear limits with young people.

 

Problem Solving

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This module is designed to help participants
* Identify different problem solving styles
* Identify methods appropriate for solving problems
* Apply methods to specific problems
* Apply problem solving skills when working with children.

 

Emotional Awareness and Conflict Resolution

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This module is designed to help participants identify the goals for becoming emotionally aware of ourselves and others and to practice perception checking as a technique that helps prevent misunderstanding and conflict.

 

Annotated CRE Bibliography

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An annotated bibliography of key research on Conflict Resolution Education.