De-escalating Conflict in the Classroom

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Ramapo Senior Program Officer Rachel Lissy recently wrote an article for Special Education Advisor on de-escalating conflict in the classroom.
“Conflict is a necessary part of life. It inevitably occurs in classrooms where groups of individuals, with varied needs and experiences, pursue shared and individual goals. Successful classrooms are not ‘conflict free zones,’ nor are they environments where every request, transition and interaction is a ‘battle of wills.’ The trick is to create an environment where conflict is strategic, fruitful and relatively rare.”
Read more of Rachel’s article here.

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