With the new focus on restorative discipline in schools, a peer mediation program can lower out-of-school suspensions, build a positive school climate, and promote peace and cooperation.
This program guide shows how to design, implement, and operate a successful peer mediation program with students in grades 6-12, placing particular emphasis on social and cultural diversity. It provides step-by-step instructions for staff orientation and training, student orientation, and the selection and training of mediators. Contains 30 activities which prepare student mediators to conduct most mediation requests. Also discusses the processes of negotiation and group problem solving. Includes numerous reproducible forms.
NOTE: The Peer Mediation Student Manual is recommended for each student mediator.
“These manuals are attractive, easy to use, and very comprehensive. They are useful resources for anyone wanting to sponsor a peer mediation training in a school or to understand how to implement a mediation program.”
—Linda Moyer, The Peer Facilitator Quarterly
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—Barbara Porro, Cooperative Learning