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Problem-Solving Skills

Problem-Solving is a broad area. We are using the term to refer to inter-group or inter-personal problem-solving, perhaps in the context of negotiation.

Problem-Solving Skills

These links provide details on key skills related to problem-solving needed by conflict-competent students and teachers.

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Related Catalog Resources

Below you'll find a randomized listing of up to 20 related items (we may have more...) drawn from our Resource Catalog.


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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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11 Conflict Simulations for Peer Mediation Role-Plays An 11-page classroom handout featuring 11 conflict scenarios that can be used by students to develop role-plays depicting a mediation. Includes peer mediation process script that walks students through a basic mediation process. The author explains "these Conflict Simulations were culled from over 150 written and oral interviews about He Said/She...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Classrooms in peace: Preliminary results of a multi-component program 24-page PDF article from the "Ineramerican Journal of Education for Democracy," vol. 1, no. 1, September, 2007. Abstract: "Classrooms in Peace is aimed at preventing aggressive behaviors and promoting peaceful coexistence through 1) a curriculum for the development of citizenship competencies in the classroom; 2) extracurricular reinforcement in...(see more) Catalog Listing

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HRSA stop bullying now resource kit One page list of materials on bullying for professionals and parents. Catalog Listing

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Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide for working with military kids 12-page pdf booklet "created by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to assist educators in better understanding and being responsive to the unique issues facing military kids whose parents or loved ones have been or are currently deployed. It provides practical, hands-on information to help those in school settings...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Issues under the hat Web-based interactive resource which presents a scenario that "will weigh a school policy in this case disallowing students to wear hats in the classroom against good reasons why in some situations a hat could be allowable. At one point during the scenario, [the participant] will be asked to choose of three available options that might lead to a...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Being an ally Pdf document for students outlining steps and sample phrases to help diffuse bullying incidents. Catalog Listing

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Misdirections in bullying prevention and intervention Pdf document which discusses mistakes made in dealing with bullies and suggestions for alternative strategies. Catalog Listing

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Partners against hate program activity guide: Helping children resist bias and hate 120-page pdf guide which "provides parents, educators and other adults with tools and strategies to engage in constructive discussions and activities about the causes and effects of prejudice and bias-motivated behavior and to intervene, when needed, with children who engage in such behavior." Includes twenty-eight activities and bibliographical...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Continuum of [restorative justice] strategies 1-page PDF chart illustrating a continuum of restorative justice strategies, with an informal end where staff are provided with skills of how to engage young people in a dialogue that emphasises a greater sense of other and a more formal end with skills to restore damaged relationships following an incident or outburst. Catalog Listing

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Peer leadership: Helping youth become change agents in their schools and communities 63-page pdf guide which, "provides educators, law enforcement personnel, parents, and other family and community members with information and resources for establishing peer leadership programs in secondary schools and youth service organizations that give students the skills and confidence to stand up for civility in their schools and...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Lessons and activities for Florida's fourth annual mediation celebration 41-page pdf manual which can be used "as a general guide to activities that can be easily incorporated in your classroom to make everyone aware of measures that help ensure peaceful schools ... mediation skills and other methods of conflict resolution are life-long skills that help promote positive interactions among all people ... the intention...(see more) Catalog Listing

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STOP: On-the-spot bullying intervention Word document presenting actions and statements for on-the-spot intervention of bullying behavior. Catalog Listing

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What is good youth peace work?: A tool for evaluation 58-page PDF tool for young peacebuilders, to evaluate their work. It proposes questions for reflection on three levels: Personal, team and project in its social context. Catalog Listing

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Math teacher's perspective on infusion: "Let the kids do the talking" Pdf document with personal experience of teacher helping students discuss and share solution strategies to mathematical problems. Written above title on document: NCIP (National Curriculum Integration Project). 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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Peer mediation Powerpoint presentation introducing the concept of peer mediation. Catalog Listing

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Incorporating restorative approaches 82-page PDF topic guide which presents a, "session plan, guidance and resources for training day focusing on incorporating restorative approaches. Aims to develop an understanding of restorative approaches and their role in behaviour and attendance improvement. The aim is also [to] develop an understanding of the leadership issues in incorporating...(see more) Catalog Listing

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They drop beats, not bombs: Music and dance in youth peace-building 19-page PDF article from the Australian Journal of Peace Studies, volume 3, 2008 which "focuses on how young people can use music and dance for peacebuilding. It utilises the framework of positive peace so it is concerned with much more than the absence of war or direct violence. Positive peace is a peace with fustice, including gender justice. It...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Helping youth resist bias and hate: Program activity guide, second edition 104-page pdf guide which, "provides parents, educators, and other adults working with middle school aged children with tools and strategies to engage in constructive discussions and activities about the causes and effects of prejudice and bias-motivated behavior and to intervene, when needed, with youth who engage in such behavior." Includes...(see more) Catalog Listing

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