#043: How to Solve Playground Disputes Quickly and Easily

Are you worn to the bone with playground disputes? Here's help.


There are lots of ways kids [knowingly and unknowingly] sabotage recess time and turn it into anything but fun. From cheating to tattling to flat-out rule-breaking, recess this time of year can become a battlefield and everyone's taking sides.

There's no reason for you or your students to suffer or miss out on having a fun break every day instead of heading into battle. Or worse, dragging those playground disputes back into the classroom after recess is over.

Today's episode is all about …recess and how to train your STUDENTS to not only problem solve with diplomacy but to be proactive in avoiding problems by setting up rules of play BEFORE starting a game. 

Just because this solution is simple, doesn't mean it's not powerful!

Listen in. 

In this episode, find out: 
  • How to train students to establish Fair Play Rules
  • How to explain tattling vs. reporting so your students will REALLY get it.
  • What the tattling test is and why you need it.
  • The rules for problem-solving and how they will help your students.

You can do this!

Teach joyfully,

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