About This Chapter
Cooperative Learning & Strategies for Conflict Resolution - Chapter Summary
This collection of teacher resources provides helpful and effective techniques for conflict resolution and cooperative learning in the classroom. Our expert instructors break down several strategies that can help you foster positive social interactions between your students and equip them with the ability to resolve their interpersonal conflicts.
The chapter also comes with self-assessment quizzes that you can use to ensure your understanding of these concepts. The course material can be accessed at any time using your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Lessons will strengthen your understanding of cooperative learning benefits and social skills.
- Provides useful strategies: You'll apply helpful conflict resolution and cooperative learning strategies to enhance your classroom environment.
- Enhances student performance: Helping your students improve social skills and resolve conflicts may improve their well-being and enable them to perform better in school.
Upon completion of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Understand cooperative learning theory
- Assess cooperative learning benefits, strategies and techniques
- Promote positive student interactions
- Use group games and activities to develop your students' social skills
- Apply classroom conflict resolution strategies
- Outline a three-step process to help students resolve their conflicts
1. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Theory
This lesson will teach you about cooperative learning, which has been linked to better social and academic development in students. We'll explore the basics and some of the underlying theories that support this instructional methodology.
2. What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition
Cooperative learning is a technique that allows students to learn from each other and gain important interpersonal skills. Learn more about the benefits, strategies, and techniques involved in cooperative learning.
3. Cultivating Positive Interactions Among Students
Relationships in the classroom are important, and interaction among students is particularly essential to the learning environment and student development. This lesson discusses ways of fostering positive interaction among students.
4. Social Skills Group Games & Activities
Teaching and developing social skills is an important aspect of being an educator. This lesson will provide you with several games and activities you can use in your classroom to help your students develop good social skills.
5. Conflict Resolution Strategies for the Classroom
With any group of people comes the potential for conflict. This is especially true for students in the classroom, who have such a wide range of personalities. The strategies in this lesson will help you teach them how to handle and resolve conflicts.
6. Conflict Resolution Activities for Kids
This lesson will address the importance of teaching children to resolve conflicts peacefully and will offer a three-step process for learning the basic skills of conflict resolution.
7. Conflict Resolution Activities for Middle School
Teaching middle school students strategies to resolve conflicts is an important life skill. This lesson will look at sample activities that can be used to teach students to resolve conflicts. They will include activities that are kinesthetic, auditory, and linguistic in nature.
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- Developing Self-Esteem in Social-Emotional Learning
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- How to Recognize Child Abuse & Distress
- Strategies for Managing Student Aggression
- Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
- Peer Friendships & Interpersonal Strategies
- Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions
- Healthy Classroom Environments & Cultural Inclusion
- The Role of Family-School Partnerships
- Social Development in Early Childhood Education