Classroom Management: Conflict Resolution

Do you have two students who cannot get along?  I'm not talking about your garden variety conflicts.  No, these are the two students who are like magnets.  No matter how many ways you have tried to separate them, they find a way to get together.  When they are near each other, a conflict quickly develops, and one or both of them come to you to tattle about it.

It is so frustrating!  You waste so much instructional time helping these students resolve their differences.

Try a new approach.  Have your students work together to compare themselves using a Venn diagram or chart.  Hopefully, finding ways that they are alike (and different)  will be a starting point to finding peace and harmony in your class.  With a little luck, a friendship will grow from this experience.

I have some free printables that you can use for this.

Click HERE to download this FREEBIE.

1 comment

Kimberly Thomas said...

I love, love, love this idea and can't wait to try it with my new fourth graders this fall!