Peer mediation can help peers solve conflicts in the classroom and schoolyard, providing both peer mediators and the children they help with opportunities for responsibility, growth and learning, as well as freeing up time for teachers to focus on other priorities. The guide includes all the information you need on how restorative peer mediation works, and includes an easy to implement training programme with sample scripts, handouts and letter templates to train up peer mediators in your school.
With adapted materials for delivering training to children aged 10-16, this handbook is accompanied by downloadable and adaptable online materials to tailor training to specific settings.
This book has that most important of things: resources that will both support the busy staff member, and really engage students. An excellent addition to any school's toolkit on the journey to becoming a restorative community.
The authors demonstrate on every page how much young people can learn from restorative peer mediation - including children who may themselves have been involved in difficult conflicts and who can bring special knowledge and skills to help others.
Bill Hansberry and Christie-Lee Hansberry run an education consultancy: www.hansberryec.com.au. Bill is widely recognized for his knowledge about behaviour management, restorative justice and cultural renewal in educational settings.
1: Introduction: Restorative Peer Mediators in Your School
2: Circles: How to Train Restorative Peer Mediators
3: Phase 1 Training Day
4: Getting Started
5: Putting the RPM Program into School Policy
6: RPM Phase 2 Training: Primary and Middle & Secondary
Appendix 1: Opposites Cards for Phase 1 Training
Appendix 2: Rules for Mediation
Appendix 3: RPM Script: Early Years and Primary
Appendix 4: RPM Script: Middle & Secondary
Appendix 5: Restorative Peer Mediation Reporting Proforma
Appendix 6: Glossary of Terms Used in the RPM Program
Appendix 7: Links to Curricula
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