Word document which presents iconic communication activity taken from M. Remland’s, “Gesture and Movement as Iconic Communication Activity.”
Document which discusses discouraging verbal messages, encouragement and how to teach problem solving skills adapted from Robert J. Mackenzie’s book, “Setting limits in the classroom: How to move beyond the classroom dance of discipline.”
Role play : The power of dialogue fact sheet
Pdf document that presents a role play dialogue between the parent of a middle school child, a middle school teacher and a principle, with background information on characters and a case overview.
Positions and interests
Pdf document that describes an exercise in negotiation and problem solving to be used with children in grades 5-8, with a worksheet at end of document.
How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk
Document summarizing Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s work of the same title, with instructions to increase listening skills, help children deal with feelings, provide praise and use alternatives to punishment, with role playing exercises.
Children at risk, violence in our home
Two diagrams, one outlining the ways in which children may be at risk, such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the second diagram shows ways in which at risk children have problems in school, such as acting out, falling asleep, and no respect for authority.
Non-verbal active listening skills
Word document which describes active listening and outlines five body language postures that mediators should use when listening.
Social and emotional competencies — grades K-12
Word document in table format which lists social and emotional skills and the behaviors manifested at particular grade levels.
Conflict resolution education: models, relationships to other fields
Powerpoint presentation examining conflict resolution education and its relationship to fields such as peace studies, law related education and social and emotional learning.
Needham School District comprehensive SEL plan
Powerpoint presentation introducing the Needham School District’s comprehensive social and emotional learning program.
Needham experience: a district’s commitment to social and emotional learning
Powerpoint presentation of the Needham School District’s experience with a comprehensive social and emotional learning program.