Posted 09/24/2018 01:17PM
May's ABC Book: In "Recess Queen", by Alexis O'Neill, Mean Jean, the "recess queen", rules the playground with an iron fist. No one dares cross her path for fear of being hit, punched, or kicked. One day, a new girl shows up on the playground and catches Mean Jean completely off guard. Katie Sue is not the least bit intimidated by Mean Jean. Katie Sue actually invites Jean to join in a jump rope game! In no time, Jean and Katie Sue become friends. As a caring adult, here are steps you can use to help youth in emotionally charged conflicts: 1) Empower students to use their skills as UPstanders to create a safe and caring climate on the school playground. 2) Practice using conflict resolution skills. 3) Use the ABC student toolbox of techniques practiced all year in our ABC Lessons. 4) Demonstrate a connection between student's online and face to face community.
Posted 08/30/2018 11:18AM
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