Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Practicing Our Peace Path

One way students can resolve conflict is by using the Peace Path.  The Peace Path is a 7 step process that guides children through effective conflict resolution with peers.  Students complete each step in the process before moving to the next, with each peer completing their part.  You can download a copy of it here.

The Peace Path follows the STEP method that our students are introduced to during their Second Step SEL Lessons.  Each student is given an opportunity to express how they feel and what they need/want.  Their peer shows empathy and understanding by rewording their feelings and wants/needs.

In order to illustrate how quick and easy it is to use, I asked our Principal and Assistant Principal to model the Peace Path for students to watch.

Afterward I had students pick a problem to practice using the path themselves.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous idea. I would love to use it in my building too. Would you be willing to email me a copy of the steps? My email is

    1. I've added a link to download the Peace Path. :)

  2. Thanks so much! You rock!!!