‘How one-page profiles can be used to resolve relationship issues in class’
In a Canadian elementary school, grade 3 Logan and his classmate Julia were struggling to get along. Their two mothers made plans to take them out for lunch and see if they could help them find common ground and mend the relationship.
Logan and Julia did not want to go to lunch with their mothers to focus on their dispute. Instead, the children decided to pull out their one-page profiles from class and see if this would help them understand each other better. Logan discovered that Julia needed a quiet environment to learn and realised that his chatting might be making it difficult for her to learn in class and as a result make it a frustrating experience for her. On the other hand, Julia discovered that Logan has lots of energy and sitting quietly is not easy for him. Asking the teacher his questions as he thinks of them is best because he is afraid of forgetting them. They both agreed to try and support each other’s styles.
In light of this new information about how best to be supported in class, Logan and Julia were moved away from each other. Logan was given a notepad to write his questions during class and was given a specific time to ask his teacher questions. Logan and Julia now get along quite well.