The Peace Path is a step-by-step conflict resolution activity that teaches social and emotional skills. As we walk the “path”, we learn positive self-expression, listening skills, empathy, problem solving, tolerance and resolve.
The Peace Path is a physical activity that encourages both verbal and non-verbal communication skills by standing face-to-face and moving step-by-step together towards peace. The Peace Path empowers children with self-regulation and life-long communication skills. Not only does it create calmer and more productive classrooms, the Peace Path can help resolve conflicts at home.
Our hope is that over time, our school community will gain more social and emotional skills and have a common language to use for resolving conflict between each other. In addition, when we all learn to walk the path, no matter where our children are at home or school, we, the teachers, staff and parents, can coach our kids in learning to resolve their differences with respect and empathy. The students will come to know that having a problem with someone is normal and ok, and that there is an activity to help them deal with conflict in a kind and respectful way.
Skills being taught
- Self-Expression; naming and explaining personal experience
- Empathy and understanding others
- Nonverbal communication
Role of Social/Emotional skills in Academic success
- Productivity in classroom
- Critical thinking