Many teachers have ups and downs throughout the year from students not coming to class to students that do come to class not being attentive. If you are a teacher you can relate. Today’s student lacks the student leadership and character development of their predecessors. Which means the teacher of the 21st century needs to be clever and savvy because they need to educate the students character development and student leadership while teaching them the state standards.
Jamahl Keyes, top selling author , speaker and Teacher Professional Development trainer was ask to speak to the teachers and administrators of APCA about conflict resolution strategies and techniques for teachers to use to identify, defuse and redirect any conflict in the classroom. After his 90 minute workshop I had a chance to sit down with him to discuss his incredible techniques.
Interviewer: I had a chance to see your incredible workshop, the conflict resolution methods you showed seem very easy and straightforward.
Jamahl Keyes-Teacher Professional Development trainer: (Laughing) Most things in life are simple, it is us as adults and scholars that make things complicated. When I taught in the classroom I did all of those physiological jedi mind tricks that where in the text books, but when I was in the real world they didn’t work. So I developed these conflict resolution strategies and put them all together in a Teacher Development workshop so other teachers can use them to reach their students.
Interviewer: So can these conflict resolution strategies work for a student in elementary all the way up to high school?
Jamahl Keyes-Teacher Professional Development trainer: Of course, the secret to it is identifying what the conflict is, by identifying what the conflict is you can properly defuse the situation. Many teachers leave the very crucial step out of resoling any conflict in the classroom, by doing this you really can’t do the other two steps defuse and redirect.
Jamahl Keyes, top selling author, speaker and Teacher Professional Development trainer, has received accolades and awards for his breakthrough conflict resolution strategies and is demand all over the country.
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