I’ve just found a document from a training session with college LSAs. We were examining how our own behaviours can have a serious impact on the behaviour of others. In particular, we discussed how some of our own actions can actually create conflict. Sometimes we can bring our own brand of inappropriate behaviour to a situation, and then wonder why things become heated.
The activity, shared with me by a former colleague who had previously attended some behaviour training from Dave Vizard (www.behaviourmatters.com), was contextualised for the classroom.
Summary points from the activity:
Activity: List 3 ways in which you could create conflict
I love Tuesdays. It's the day when I know exactly where I'm going to be and with whom. As a freelance consultant that's quite a luxury, but on Tuesdays I spend all day at a large Further Education college where I work with learners who face considerable barriers to their ongoing education.
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