Saturday, June 12, 2010

What about teaching conflict resolution?

No blog entry today...I simply wanted to spotlight an uplifting article in today's Washington Post entitled "At Peace Parade in Mount Rainier, students line up to celebrate staying in line," by Lonnae O'Neal Parker. What a delight to read about an elementary school program that is intentionally teaching children conflict resolution skills!

We need to take the time to teach children how to be peaceful. Too often, we are reacting to inappropriate behavior, rather than providing a strong foundation of kindness and respect.

We can set the expectation of how to treat one another appropriately. We can show children how to do this.

What a worthwhile goal of education!

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