SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS

18 GREAT SCHOOL SHOWS

Study Guide: THE ANTI-VIOLENCE MUSICAL

The show suggests and demonstrates THE 4C’S for CONFLICT RESOLUTION:

  1. COOL DOWN - acting from anger is not the answer
  2. COMMUNICATE- Express your feelings. Learn to be a good listener and to hear other people’s point of views. Talk to friends, teachers, and parents about any violence you see in your daily lives.
  3. COMPROMISE - Violence creates losers. Develop a win-win strategy so that both parties win.
  4. CELEBRATE - Love yourself and be proud of yourself.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
…Eleanor Roosevelt

SUGGESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Review the 4 C’s 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’
“She’s trying to steal my boyfriend”

Use the 4 C’s to solve the conflict. Let each student LISTEN to the other’s
point of view and feelings. Make sure each student restates the other student’s point of view. ( see the following ACTIVE LISTENING GUIDE)



ACTIVE LISTENING FOR RESULTS


When listening to a speaker, take the SOLER approach:

  • Sitting Squarely
  • Open Posture
  • Leaning Forward
  • Eye Contact
  • Relax

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:
  1. Focused Listening - without judging or interrupting
  2. Say More- Ask person, “Can you say more about that? “ or “So, what happened?”
  3. Paraphrasing- repeat what the speaker has said. This lets him know that you really are listening
  4. Feed back feeling- validate speaker’s feelings: “ I see that your very upset”

The goal of the listener:
  1. Fact Finding- identify what is going on
  2. 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
are recommended.