17 Strategies to Help Learners Not to Fight with Their Peers

Are you looking for strategies to teach students not to fight with peers? If so, keep reading.

1. Teach the student problem-solving skills: (a) find the problem, (b) find goals and objectives, (c) create strategies, (d) create a plan of action, and (e) carry out the plan.

2. Give the student positive feedback that indicates they are successful, essential, respected, etc.

3. Organize their surroundings (e.g., seating arrangement, supervision, etc.) to lessen chances for the student to become physically aggressive toward other students.

4. Provide visibility to and from the student. The teacher and the student should be able to see each other at all times. Make eye contact possible at all times.

5. Provide supervision. Do not leave the student alone with other students.

6. Minimize learning activities that might be menacing to the student.

7. Attempt several groupings to ascertain the situation in which the student is most likely to succeed socially.

8. Make the appropriate adjustments in their surroundings that will prevent the student from becoming overstimulated by peers.

9. Minimize the emphasis on competition and perfection. Repeated failure and frustration may cause outbursts of physical aggression.

10. Teach the student alternative ways to deal with situations that make them feel frustrated or angry (e.g., withdrawing, talking, etc.).

11. Solidify on-task behavior by providing a full schedule of learning activities.

12. Make sure you are regularly in proximity to the student.

13. Give the student as many high interest learning activities as possible to keep them from becoming physically aggressive toward other students.

14. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

15. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

16. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.

17. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.

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