In the book, she writes about "Timely Tools" - strategies to help solve conflicts peacefully. Many, many years ago, I bought a tool box, made it into a Conflict Tool Box by affixing the strategies on the outside, and making the "tools" or strategies to put inside the box. I use this toolbox every year (many times a year) for classroom lessons, small groups, and individual sessions. The tools provide a visual to go along with the strategies being taught.
For those of you who would like to give this a try, below you will find a picture of my tool box.
For grades K and 1, I use a tool belt (I tie it around my waist) and pick a few of the basic tools to focus on. In grades 2 and 3, I add a few more tools than in K and 1 and use the tool box. In grades 4 and 5, I use the full tool box and all of the tools.
Below is a picture of the Timely Tools.
Heart - Have a "Heart to Heart" or Talk it out!
Doughnut - Share
Ear Muffs - Ignore
Band-aid - Apologize
Dice - Chance Games
Seesaw - Take Turns
Rope w/Knot - Compromise
Stairs - Negotiate
Flag - Get Help
Purple "No" Symbol - Avoid
Stop Sign - Postpone
Clown Wig and Sunglasses - Use Humor