Study Guide: THE ANTI-VIOLENCE MUSICAL
The show suggests and demonstrates THE 4CS for CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
- COOL DOWN - acting from anger is
not the answer
- COMMUNICATE- Express your feelings.
Learn to be a good listener and to hear other peoples point
of views. Talk to friends, teachers, and parents about any violence
you see in your daily lives.
- COMPROMISE - Violence creates losers.
Develop a win-win strategy so that both parties win.
- CELEBRATE - Love yourself and be
proud of yourself.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
SUGGESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Review the 4 Cs of conflict resolution and make sure that students
understand the key concepts, such as cool down, compromise,
feeling inferior, etc.
Set up mock scenarios in which 2 students have a conflict or fight:
fighting over a book or pen
who goes first?
Bullying or name calling
Fighting over a ball
Physical encounters -He pushed me
Shes trying to steal my boyfriend
Use the 4 Cs to solve the conflict. Let each student LISTEN to the
point of view and feelings. Make sure each student restates the other
students point of view. ( see the following ACTIVE LISTENING GUIDE)
ACTIVE LISTENING FOR RESULTS
When listening to a speaker, take the SOLER
- Sitting Squarely
- Open Posture
- Leaning Forward
- Eye Contact
This communicates in a non-verbal way that YOU ARE ACTIVELY LISTENING.
When you are approached by a person with a conflict, your behaviour will
determine the outcome.
If the speaker is emotional, then you must develop an accepting environment
by using active listening skills:
- Focused Listening - without judging
- Say More- Ask person, Can you
say more about that? or So, what happened?
- Paraphrasing- repeat what the speaker
has said. This lets him know that you really are listening
- Feed back feeling- validate speakers
feelings: I see that your very upset
The goal of the listener:
- Fact Finding- identify what is going on
- Action Plan - find some comprimise
The goal for the speaker:
To move beyond emotion and in to problem solving
ANTI-VIOLENCE MUSICAL STUDY GUIDE
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO TEACHERS
The Anti-Violence Musical is a medley of songs, dramatic
scenes, monologues, and choreographed dance numbers about Violence,
Hate -Crimes, Bullying Behavior, Competition, Conflict Resolution, and
Self-esteem . The anti-bullying show is very entertaining and its purpose is to
highlight specific topics and motivate students to discuss their ideas
and feelings in the classroom. The show does not attempt to
provide solutions to the complex issues it broaches follow up discussions
and classroom activities