Edison Conflict Resolution
The Edison staff has adopted the Conflict Resolution Program as the basis for
our school-wide discipline plan. Conflict Resolution:
- teaches the early resolution of day-to-day conflicts
- fosters self-esteem
- encourages students to assume greater responsibility for
- provides the opportunity for parents, teachers, administrators and students to work as a learning team
- provides each child with the opportunity to develop social skills
- provides a secure atmosphere for at-risk students
- makes life-long learners and problem solvers of the students
- helps students become critical and creative thinkers
It should be noted that overall, Edison students are a very well-behaved and responsible group. We attribute this to high expectations and consistency on the part of the staff, support and cooperation from home and most of all, to Edison students who really care. The negative part of any discipline plan is developed for the few who manage to have problems in the school environment. More than 90% of our students will never be subjected to the serious consequences, only the positive recognition we seek to give.
The discipline plan will be adjusted as we tranisiton to the new building to best meet the needs of all students.
We will continue to recognize students who are observed behaving in a positive and appropriate manner by awarding a "Good Citizen Award". All students who are given a Good Citizen Award are then eligible for the weekly drawing.
Edison Good Citizens
Respect themselves and others by:
- always putting forth their best effort in school
- acting kindly to others
- making safe decisions and solving problems with words
- walking and playing in designated areas
- showing respect for others
- following directions given by adults in charge
- respecting others' personal space
- walking and using low voices in the building
Edison Student Conflict Management Program
If students agree to resolve the conflict, the students will work through the elementary Conflict Management
process as follows:
Students must agree to
- to tell the truth
- not interrupt
- no name calling
Conflict managers will ask each person
- How do you feel about the problem?
- What can you do to keep the problems from happening again?
- solve the problem
When everyone has had their chance to respond and the conflict is resolved, then the process is complete.
Congratulations - your problem is resolved!
If students refuse to resolve a conflict:
- The conflict managers will go tell the adult on the playground
- The adult will remove the students from the playground to a time-out area for the rest of recess.
- The adult will write up a Conflict Managers Report and/or a discipline slip and turn it into the principal.
- The students will have a conference with the principal.
Our goal is that students will always
- Show respect
- Make good choices
- Be problem-solvers