How to Cope With Bullying at School and Explore Conflict Resolution Through a Problem Solving Approach.
The Life Skills series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class. The materials are designed for middle to upper primary students, however, the ideas and information are appropriate for all school aged children.
The Life Skills: Bullying and Conflict book addresses bullying tactics and identifies strategies for both the school and community. Realistic scenarios are used as a starting point for promoting discussion and personal learning experiences specific to the type of bullying that may be occurring, whether it be verbal, social, psychological or physical.
Opportunities are given for students to express ideas and feelings through role-play, brainstorms and independent enquiry. Life Skills: Bullying and Conflict also contains an extensive section on dealing with conflict at school, at home or in the community. Strategies include using a problem solving approach to resolve conflicts, with several examples highlighted through the use of discussion cards which aim to consolidate students’ understandings of these difficult concepts.
Each book in this series contains extensive background notes for teachers, parents and students. Many sections contain annotated resource lists for multimedia, literature and general classroom resources. Extension ideas are given where possible and all activities are linked to student outcomes.
Author: Jane Bourke