I read this blog post a few weeks ago. Go check it out because this isn't my idea.
How do you feel about requiring kids to apologize to each other? What about forgiveness? Do you make them forgive each other? Doesn't sound so hollow when we do that?
Are we teaching them something good or bad when we do that?
I have been pondering that since I read the article I mentioned above. You should really read it.
I am looking forward to doing this with my class and even in my life. These 4 steps really make you think about what you did, why it hurt the other person's feelings, how you will act differently in the future, and asks the other person to forgive you. I also agree when she says that you shouldn't force kids to forgive each other.
I want to give kids a way to work things out with each other. I hate that so many of them don't or won't think through what they did and realize why it hurt someone else.
Do you have something like this that you teach your students or kids?
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