How Successful School Administrators Implement Peer Mediation

Peer mediation programs help to create safer schools by helping students to take responsibility for the conflict resolution process as opposed to the traditional disciplinary methods. The essence of peer mediation is to help young people imbibe conflict resolution and problem solving skills thereby facilitating a cordial disposition among students. Trained peer mediators provide a bridge between contending parties, hearing […]

How To Start A Peer Mediation Session

The coordinator who must be a trained mediator and one who has both the time and commitment building a successful peer mediation program plays a central-stage roleĀ in the mediation process. The coordinator has the responsibility of selecting the student mediator(s) who act(s) as a neutral third party to guide conversations between peers in the conflict. At the mediation session the […]

Resolutions Through Peer Mediation

Peer mediation is a voluntary process in which a student trained as a neutral third party helps other students settle their conflict. It offers schools an alternative to the traditional disciplinary practices such as suspension and sometimes expulsion. The goal of peer mediation is to reduce conflict and help the student to develop the conflict resolution skills of effective communication, […]