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SMSC Newsletter - Focus on Conflict, Peace and Respect

 
 
 

This month, mainly prompted by all the arguing and disruption going on in Parliament over the 'B' word I thought I'd take a look at Conflict, Peace and Respect.

 
 

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Not Again! 

 
 

Yes, Brexit has left us all with a big question mark hanging over our heads - what's going to happen? Will it ever be solved? This article looks at different values and how it's not a 'one size fits all' problem. (I had to read it a couple of times but it's good). https://unherd.com/2019/01/will-our-brexit-conflict-ever-be-resolved

 

Understanding and appreciating personal influences, developing and expressing personal views or values, understanding the consequences of actions, participating, cooperating and resolving conflicts.

 

Making Friends

Most children find it easy to make friends but it's so easy to let trivial things spoil friendships.  My apologies if you already have this in your toolkit but I thought it may be worth a look.  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pshe/pshe1.htm

 
 

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity, developing personal qualities and using social skills, understanding human feelings and emotions.

 
 

Peace

 

Wouldn't we all like to feel peace at some point in our busy schedule.  I came across this little gem from across the pond, it's a whole week of activities about peace.  https://quaker-prod.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/store/f9726184cbce07c33a02ac83df567f9ff87f0d498a6d977b9e8d35011a9d

 

 

Recognising right and wrong and applying it, participating cooperating and resolving conflicts, understanding how communities and societies function, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.

 

Critical Thinking

 
 

I don't remember being taught the art of critical thinking. I must have been but it was a long, long time ago!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dItUGF8GdTw

 
 

Investigating moral values and ethical issues, understanding the consequences of actions.

 

Self-Evaluation Innovation

 

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Controlled Argument

 

There's nothing like a good argument to clear the air, trouble is things can escalate if there is not thought behind it - Love this debate idea from the PDSA on a long standing issue.  https://www.pdsa.org.uk/education-centre/secondary-school-lessons

 
 

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity, developing and expressing personal views or values, developing personal qualities and using social skills, participating, cooperating and resolving conflicts.

 

Respect, Diversity and Tolerance

 
 

Some of the greatest minds in history, all judged by someone, had something to say about respect, diversity and tolerance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNwOU56ZKzQ

 

Understanding and appreciating personal influences, recognising right and wrong and applying it, understanding how communities and societies function, understanding human feelings and emotions.

 

A Lesson in Respect

Short and to the point - this video explains how we all deserve respect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADq-YGhtng8

 
 

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity, understanding how communities and societies function, understanding human feelings and emotions.

 

and finally .........

 
 

This has always made me giggle but it's a valuable lesson on how not to treat people.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2PJ6T7U2eU

 
 
 

Bye for now

Tricia Cadman - T: 0115 942 8912 E: tricia@opeus.org

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