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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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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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Acting-out behavior Word document with assessment of behavior and strategies to deal with a student's acting out. Catalog Listing

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Cooperative Problem-Solving : A Guide to Turning Conflicts into Agreements This 56-page pdf is a guide designed for people who want to know how to resolve conflicts with other people in a way that leads to mutual agreements and stronger relationships. It was developed as a workbook for a workshop of the same title, but it can be used independently. Based on the book Getting to Yes, the Guide addresses: - Treating...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Cool school: Where peace rules Link to "high quality and free video game that teaches kids conflict resolution strategies. Targeted at children from Kindergarten through 2nd grade, the game is set in a fantastic school where all of the objects (chalk, erasers, books, etc.) come to life, depicting conflicts facing children every day. The game uses engaging, colorful characters...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Making the case for infusing conflict resolution into the high school classroom and curriculum Pdf document which argues the need for conflict resolution education in high schools, discusses subject areas where CRE fits well, the skills students acquire and the benefits of such education. Written above title on document: NCIP (National Curriculum Integration Project). Catalog Listing

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Flirting or hurting?: Teacher guide, grade 6-9 9-page PDF teacher's guide which accompanies 3 filmed programs on sexual harrassment, "two of the modules target students, and one targets teachers. Throughout the student programs, the host, an older sister character, provides definitions, explanations and insights based on her own experiences ... the two 15-minute classroom programs include...(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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What should I do if I'm bullied Pdf document with advice to children who are bullied. Catalog Listing

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Appreciative inquiry Powerpoint presentation which introduces the idea of appreciative inquiry (an inquiry process based on the idea of what has worked in the past, as opposed to what hasn't, to facilitate change) Catalog Listing

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Mistaken goals chart Chart which defines mistaken goals, lists four of these goals (undue attention, negative power, revenge and giving up), the behaviors associated with them and positive responses by adults. 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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Documenting bullying at your school: tips for school administrators Pdf document which introduces the idea of assessing and tracking bullying behavior at school for administrators. Catalog Listing

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Statement of restorative justice principles: As applied in a school setting: 2nd edition 24-page PDF document of "Principles [which] form the basis for restorative practices in all settings, using all models, where the primary aims are to repair harm and promote dialogue ... Restorative practices are underpinned by a set of values, these include: Empowerment, honesty, respect, engagement, voluntarism, healing, restoration, personal...(see more) Catalog Listing

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Cyber bullying Word document examining bullying in cyberspace, with advice to parents and young people from Aman Batheja. Catalog Listing

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Conflict resolution and peer mediation, volume II: Elementary school guide 52-page pdf guide used to teach conflict resolution and peer mediation in elementary schools. Includes 10 lesson plans covering topics such as "dealing with feelings," "building self-esteem," "exploring the issue of stereotypes" and "introducing peer mediation to students." Includes bibliography. Catalog Listing

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Conflict resolution and peer mediation, volume II: Middle and high school guide 62-page pdf guide used to teach conflict resolution and peer mediation in middle and high schools. With nine lesson plans on topics such as, "cultural characteristics," "self-esteem," "gender equity" and "introduction to mediation." Includes bibliographical references. Catalog Listing

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Positions and interests Pdf document that describes an exercise in negotiation and problem solving to be used with children in grades 5-8, with a worksheet at end of document. 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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Youth peace resources: Reminder sheets 2-page PDF document of bookmark style reminders (from the Youth Peace Resources webpage of the Peace & Justice Support Network of the Mennonite Church), each reminder discusses an approach/style in conflict resolution such as problem solving and compromising, advice on when this style makes sense, and a relevant quote from the Bible. 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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