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Special Needs - At Risk Youth 6-18

BE a Hero Not a Bully 

Peace Makers work harmoniously in the classroom.

Students buddy-up helping one other to succeed. The uniqueness of the individual is supported, how each student learns, and valuing his or her contribution. Competition transforms to uplifting each other peer to peer, the measuring of how the class succeeds as a whole.   


Individual and group projects are created across curriculum.


Self-Learning is encouraged by discovering students interests, developing natural talents, and finding real world applications for subjects studied.

Individual and group projects are created across curriculum and with the teacher's enthusiasm for learning... can translate into  learning from mistakes, and ultimately students growing into life-long learners.

Conflict Resolution Skills 4 Peace Making


Most conflicts occur when one person is trying to get the other person to lose in some way. Conflicts cannot happen if the people involved think: WIN-WIN
Learn mediation - See overview, other person's point-of-view. "There Goes I"...empathy.

  • How do you feel in situation? How do they feel?
  • Listen without judgment. Listen with Heart.  


10 Guidelines For Conflict Resolution


Below are some effective ways to handle conflict. Discuss the following with your family, teachers, and friends.


  1. When you are in conflict with someone. Be open to working ‘it’ out.
  2. Show the other person your willingness to make Peace.
  3. Agree that both people will need to change. It is not one person’s fault more than he other person’s.
  4. Make sure that you give yourselves plenty of time to work it out.  If one session in not enough, agree to meet as many times as it requires t come to an agreement.
  5. State your feelings without blaming the other person. Use “I” statements. That is, begin your sentence with the word, “I” and not “you.”
  6. Listen actively to what the person is saying. Ask clarifying questions. Use all the clear communication skills you know.
  7. If it is difficult for you or the other person to keep calm, have a caring adult present while you two discuss the conflict.  Make sure you both feel safe at all times so you can work out the conflict peacefully.
  8. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.  Reverse roles and take on the other person’s argument.  How does that change your own position?
  9. Discuss how your conflict began. It is a real conflict or a misunderstanding borne out of poor communication?
  10. After resolving the conflict: What did you learn? What will you do next time to avoid a similar conflict?

Beyond race, color, or creed...

We are ONE Human Family - Connect & Share