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Olympia, WA 98502
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Garfield

Elementary School

Kelso's Choice

 

Garfield uses the Kelso's Choices curriculum to teach conflict management skills and languages to our students.  It's a simple but powerful learning tool with two main ideas.

The first idea is to teach and learn the difference between small problems and big problems.  Small problems are solved by students using Kelso's Choices.  Big problems are referred to an adult for help.

The second big idea is the choices themselves.  Kelso's Choices are noted on a wheel.  Students use the wheel to determine which method of conflict management they will use.