How Do You Handle Disagreements Among Your Classmates Or Friends

In other words, if your school tends towards a traditional approach to discipline, you can still practice restorative practices in your own classroom. Don`t attack your friend in person. Don`t make the conflict over their personal mistakes and flaws. Remember what is at stake in the conflict and respect it. Leave personal attacks aside, unless you`re willing to walk away from friendship. And even then, think about it. If they make a point that ends up swinging you, let it register you – you won`t lose any power to gain perspective. Responding to quarrels between students is an ability often overlooked in many teacher preparation programs. Many new teachers enter the classroom thinking that a well-run classroom will relieve any fights or disagreements between students – this couldn`t be further from the truth. Even the best teacher will have students who will experience conflicts between them. Conflicts are not always negative…