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Nancy Brasel, Sherron Killingsworth Roberts, Patricia A. Crawford

Nancy Brasel, Sherron Killingsworth Roberts, Patricia A. Crawford

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  • 1. Paths to Peace: Every Child’s Right to a Peaceful Classroom
  • 2. Presenters
    Nancy Brasel, University of Central Florida, Palm Bay nbrasel@mail.ucf.edu
    SherronKillingsworth Roberts, University of Central Florida, Orlando skrobert@mail.ucf.edu
    Patricia A. Crawford, University of Pittsburgh pcrawfor@pitt.edu
  • 3. Peace
    …it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
    --Unknown
  • 4. Purposes
    Investigate ways to nurture supportive classroom communities that demonstrate an ethic of care
    Consider practical and proven strategies for helping children to resolve conflicts
    Investigate appropriate literacy texts and writing strategies that support and maintain peace as part of a quality education
  • 5. Strategies for Peaceful Classrooms
  • 6. Beginning
    Building a Classroom Community
    Where everyone is safe
    Where everyone belongs
    Where everyone is accepted
    Where put-downs, abuse and bullying are not allowed
    How
    Identity and Familiarity rituals (learning names, family involvement)
    Team and Trust building exercises
    Modeling, Encouraging & Noticing Pro-social Behavior
  • 7. Teaching Problem Solving Skills
    Instead of trying to prevent conflicts, welcome them as opportunities for children to learn to problem solving strategies within a safe environment.
    Common steps in any Conflict Resolution program:
    Stop the action
    Identify the problem
    Brainstorm solutions (all suggestions are valid)
    Agree to try one solution (a win/win solution)
    Check back to make sure the solution is working
  • 8. Win/Win Solution
  • 9. Teacher Attitudes and Skills
    Being aware of tone of voice
    Listening and taking kids seriously
    Enjoying the job
    Appreciating uniqueness
    Uncovering hidden talents of students
    Developing attitudes of ________
  • 10. Having a sense of humor
    Respecting Students
    Involving students
    Employing forgiveness
  • 11. Barriers & Builders
    Barriers
    Assuming
    Rescuing/Explaining
    Directing
    Expecting
    Adultisms
    Builders
    Checking
    Exploring
    Inviting/Encouraging
    Celebrating
    Respecting
  • 12. Safe, peaceful places
    Comfortable seats
    Pleasant scents
    Soothing sounds
    Soothing sights: water, art, smiles
  • 13. Try B.A.T.S., not bats
    Breathe deeply
    Ask yourself to count to 10
    Think of your favorite place
    So, “now I am okay, I can handle this”
  • 14. More strategies:
    BATS poster
    Peace table or peace chairs (puppets or phones)
    Peace Dice Game
    Peace Bridge or Peace Path
    Peace Formulae Poetry
    Peace Book
  • 15. Peace Book
    Making the connection between peace and literacy engagement
    Building on proximity
    Documenting problems, resolutions, and potentials
  • 16. Peace Book Conflict #1B’s Perspective
  • 17. Peace Book—Conflict #1K’s Perspective
  • 18. Peace Book—Conflict #1B’s Resolution
  • 19. Peace Book—Conflict #1K’s Resolution
  • 20. Peace Book—Conflict #2Max & M
  • 21.
  • 22. Conflict #2: Max’s Response
  • 23. Conflict #2 Resolution
  • 24. I’m Sorry poem
     
    I’m sorry. I’m sorry, but you can’t make me apologize.
    I apologize. I mean, I thought__________________
    Really I just____________________ When you probably thought__________
    I’m sorry that ___________________ I could see how ______________
    Next time, I’ll ___________________ But could you see how_______?
    But whatever… Apologies aren’t easy, but let’s be friends
    You should know, All over again.
    I’m sorry. I’m sorry. 
  • 25. Let’s Give It a Try
    I feel _________________________.
    When you _______________
    I wonder ______________________
    And I think______________
    Could I _______________________?
    Could we ______________________?
    Come on! Let’s try!
    Why don’t we _______________?
    We can do this together!
  • 26. A Peace Poem for Us
     
    You are ________________(either a relationship or an adjective).
    I am __________________ (either a relationship or an adjective) 
    Your favorite words seem to be____________________________
    My favorite words seem to be _____________________________ 
    You make me _________, ___________, _____________ (three things).
    I make you ___________, ___________, ______________(three things). 
    Even though we see things differently,
    Even though __________________________________(must rhyme with the above line)
    Together we can _______________________________________.
  • 27. Example
    You are my daughter.
    I am definitely your mom.
    Your favorite words seem to be, “I never get to do what I want.”
    My favorite words seem to be “we’ll see…” 
    You make me crazy, rushed, and at the same time proud.
    I make you rushed, crazy, and pushed to the max. 
    Even though we see things differently,
    Even though we each approach the problem by focusing only on me…
    Together we can work it out
    And make it right.  
  • 28. Children’s Literature
    Reflective quality of children’s literature
    Windows and mirrors
  • 29. Exploring Peace
  • 30. Modeling Peace
  • 31. Website Resources
    http://www.teachingtolerance.org
    http://www.peace-ed.org/miami.html
  • 32. Pathways to peaceful classrooms
    “Maybe our classrooms can be nicer than the outside world.” Vivian Gussin Paley

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