1. Take a few minutes to think about two situations in which you experienced tension with a classmate, a teacher, a parent, or yourself:
A situation in which you were happy with how you handled this tension.
A situation in which you were not satisfied with how you handled this tension.
2. Consider the two situations and respond to the following questions:
Who were the participants? What were their roles and responsibilities? How might these roles and responsibilities inform a particular opinion or perspective on the given situation?
What factors did I weigh in making my decision?
What would I do differently now?
How did the way I handled these incidents influence others?
How did others influence my decisions about what to do?