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Counselor's Corner: Conflict Resolution

Highlands School

Counselor Lindsey Scoggins Works on Conflict Resolution with Students 
 
 
Lindsey Scoggins joined our Highlands team this year as our full-time School Counselor. In addition to meeting with individual students to support their social-emotional needs, she has dedicated time each week in every 4K-8th grade class. To kick off the year, Ms. Scoggins is focusing on conflict resolution. 
 
Conflict can be neither good nor bad, but a means to reach a common goal. This first unit will serve as the foundation of her Social Emotional curriculum for this school year and beyond. Focusing on problem-solving and showing empathy, Ms. Scoggins tailors her lessons to the individual needs of each class. While activities may vary in each grade level, the overarching goal is to ensure each student shows respect and to arm them with the tools needed to work through problems together. She also equips the teachers with the resources to navigate conflicts when they arise in the classrooms.
 
“I believe conflict resolution is a great place to start, “Ms. Scoggins says, “because it is not only applicable to the problems that we face day to day with other people, but also to the ones we solve on our own.”
 
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Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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