Conflict is a natural by-product of relationships, created as individuals work to connect with each other. In the educational setting, particularly when working toward change in behaviors or educational practices, conflicts can undermine a healthy school climate and impact potential student outcomes. While some fear or avoid conflicts, there is power in the depth created when people navigate and ultimately resolve conflicts and move forward. Participants in this session will learn how to reduce the likelihood of conflicts through communication tools and practice and how to de-escalate and resolve conflicts to maintain a healthy school family.
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With 20 plus years in and around educational settings, Calvalyn’s work enhances the lives of students and the adults who care for them. From out-of-school time program to working alongside classroom staff as a school counselor, Calvalyn has used her skills to achieve measurable academic, social and emotional results. Now, as a coach and consultant she trains educators and supportive adults with the right amount of inspiration and information to make a daily impact in the lives of children. Calvalyn has authored several books including, Authentically Engaged Families: A Collaborative Care Framework and Drag ‘Em Kicking and Screaming: You 7 Step Action Plan to At-Risk Student Success. Her newly launched WELL Teacher movement provides educators with the tools and support they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond.