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Classroom Management

Managing the classroom is a big part of teaching. Developing proactive strategies for addressing behavior problems and conflicts in the classroom is a process that develops over time. Learning modules providing tips and support for handling behavior challenges, such as those provided by the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University, are modules that can offer much useful information.

Classroom Meetings, one approach to addressing problems and building a sense of community in the classroom, have proven quite useful for teachers and students alike, especially when conducted with an awareness of conflict resolution and peaceable classroom principles. Consider this short online module on Using Classroom Meetings. It is available online for browsing, and for download in formats compliant with the major online learning systems.

 

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Punishment versus discipline Pdf document which defines punishment and discipline. Catalog Listing

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Soft vs firm limits Word document which discusses soft limits and firm limits, with examples and consequences. Catalog Listing

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Online Module: How to use class meetings: classroom management and the peaceable classroom Online learning module exploring various types of classroom meetings and how they can be used to build community and prevent problems as well as address problems after the fact. Includes links to video clips demonstrating classroom meetings with different age students. Catalog Listing

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Class Meetings as a Tool for Classroom Management and Character Development: An Annotated Bib Classroom management literature emphasizes non-punitive methods of managing a classroom of students, suggesting that democratic class meetings are an important or central element to developing student character. Class meetings are presented as a method of teaching children problem solving skills, conflict resolution, and a means for encouraging...(see more) Catalog Listing

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School discipline vs conflict resolution Pdf document comparing traditional school discipline and conflict resolution practices. Catalog Listing

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Two minute model, The: Helping students learn more about solving problems and resolving conflict 4-page PDF document which presents the two minute model for conflict resolution. This includes a flow chart diagram of conflict resolution based on a model from "Skills for Resolving Conflict," by E.H. Wortheim, A. Love, C. Peck, and L. Littlefield, and two role play examples. Catalog Listing

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Cooperative discipline Pdf document that presents a workshop to investigate the difference between punishment and discipline, consider the role of encouragement in the classroom and experience a classroom meeting. Catalog Listing

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Conflict Resolution Education in Indonesia: Mapping Adaptations and Meanings This study, available as a pdf, examined the ways professors in teacher education departments in two universities in East Java translated and adapted Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) methods. To map the ways they adapted and understood cooperative learning (CL) and non-coercive classroom management (NCCM), a critical ethnography (a blend of...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Pre-Service School Administrator Curriculum A 179-page pdf document containing a five module curriculum designed to enable administrators to examine conflict and better understand the process of conflict management. It serves as a companion curriculum to the Center for the Prevention of School Violence's "Reach In, Reach Out, Reach Over Conflict Management Curriculum" and provides...(see more) Catalog Listing

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How to Have a Conference - Coloring Book An 8-page pdf coloring book written and illustrated by Friends School of Minnesota 5th grader Patrick Raines. It is designed to introduce students to the conference meeting (conflict resolution meeting) used by the school to resolve student disputes. Catalog Listing

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Pre-Service Teacher Curriculum A 247-page pdf document containing a four module curriculum designed to provide pre-service teachers opportunities for analyzing the impact of self as an individual teacher in the classroom. This includes information on pursuing self- assessment, developing communication skills through active and reflective listening, rapport, and trust building,...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Conflict resolution workshop Website hosted by CanTeach (a site created to assist teachers in finding and using resources online) which introduces the concept of conflict resolution and shows educators how one can recognize and solve problems in the classroom, handouts and practice scenarios are provided. Catalog Listing

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Getting to Know You - Classroom Activities for Starting Off the School Year from Morningside Center As a new school year begins, teachers and students renew relationships after the long summer break, see new faces, and establish their routines for the year. The activities in this packet are designed to help you get the year off to a good start by engaging you and your students in getting to know each other, practicing listening skills, and...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Responsive classroom Powerpoint presentation that introduces the seven principles of a responsive classroom. Catalog Listing

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A Comparison of Two Models Used to Predict Student Strategy Choice for Classroom Conflicts Although the topic of conflict has received much attention in communication literature, the topic of conflicts between students and teachers has not. The purpose of this dissertation was twofold: to examine what classroom conflicts exist between students and teachers, and to determine which of two existing model best predicts conflict strategy...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Recommended Guidelines for Effective Conflict Resolution Education Programs These Recommended Guidelines for Effective Conflict Resolution Education Programs, released in 2002, are the product of work begun by a committee of the Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet) and completed by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). The Guidelines outline how elementary and secondary school teachers, administrators,...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Coaching Children in Handling Everyday Conflicts This newsletter article from the Responsive Classroom provides an example of a teacher assisting two second grade students as they work to resolve a conflict in the moment. Five basic skills are focused on to help build children's capacity for conflict resolution. These include: - Cooling off when upset - Speaking directly to each other -...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Conflict resolution education and Social emotional learning programs: A critical comparison Pdf document that compares and contrasts Social and emotional learning programs to Conflict resolution education, with bibliography. Part of the results of the National Curriculum Integration Project. Catalog Listing

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Examples of classroom meetings, middle school and high school Word document examining different types of classroom meetings. Catalog Listing

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Leading a Workshop on Conflict Management for Teaching Assistants Article Abstract: The aim of this article is to share a conflict management workshop that the authors developed to train teaching assistants to proactively manage conflict, achieve productive results for conflict, and establish a climate of trust in which relationships beneficial to learning can flourish. The article begins by defining an approach...(see more) Catalog Listing

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