Engaging Conflict Resolution Activities for Middle School
If you’re like most middle schoolers, you know that school is a time for learning and fun. But sometimes, conflict can arise and need to be resolved. Here are some conflict resolution activities that can help you work through disagreements:
- Talk to one another. When two people have a disagreement, it can help them talk to each other to better understand what is happening.
- Honesty is key. If you’re trying to resolve a conflict and you’re not honest, it will only make the other person angrier and more upset. So, honesty is the key to successful conflict resolution.
- Agree to disagree. Suppose you can agree to disagree and work together to come up with a resolution. In that case, it will be easier to handle the conflict.
- Be patient. Trying to resolve a conflict may take some time. Be patient and allow the other person to calm down.
- Teach calming skills. Students must learn to calm down and take distance from the conflict before responding, so they can respond with their whole brains.