What do I do about Fighting?
In a whole group setting, talk to the students about fighting. Define discipline: Discipline is a slow, bit-by-bit, time consuming task of helping children see the sense in acting a certain way. Though it might seem easier and faster to scold, threaten, or punish children for fighting, your real goal is to develop abilities for students to solve their own problems.
Actions to look for and a possible recommendation for a positive solution to the action.
1. Anticipate problems that might occur.
2. Hesitation to tell who initiated the conflict. (Stand back for a moment andwatch the persons involved.)
3. Investigate what led to the conflict. ( Be careful not to put the blame on either child.)
4. Communicate with the students involved. (Talk about what happened and ask what could have been done to avoid the conflict.)
NOTE; Use your creativity to constantly search for other ways to help children express their feelings verbally.