Lesson Plan

Learning How to Practice Peace

In this lesson, students will learn how to practice peace when they feel hurt or have a disagreement. These steps can be followed whenever conflict arises in the classroom.
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Learning Objectives

Students will learn a process for managing conflict and repairing and sustaining relationships.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Practicing Peace
  • Gather students into a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor. Remind students about the raised-hand attention signal and the talking piece.
  • Welcoming: Circle time always begins with everyone being welcomed into the circle. Model welcoming a student and then have each student welcome the student sitting next to them. Be sure to rotate who sits where so students introduce different classmates. Example: “Hello Bella, welcome to our circle!” (Optional: create a new greeting every week. For example, using a small ball or bean bag, have students toss the object to each other once they greet a student, then the student with the object greets the next student, etc.)
  • Once every student has been welcomed, retrieve the talking piece.
  • SEL Focus: Tell students that today during our circle time we are going to learn a peace practice for keeping our friendships and relationships strong and healthy.