When teachers want to support classroom climate with peer mediation even if they do not have a program in their school, they can teach and guide practice using literature. Pooh has plenty of disputes with friends as does Arthur. Alice’s trip to Wonderland was fraught with conflict and all are role-play-able.
Once the students have identified the essence of the conflict, the ‘Mediators of the Day’ can mediate with classmates who take on the roles of characters in conflict. When peer mediation becomes a way to enjoy literature, the study of character motivation and relationship repair are equally important and students have enjoyable lessons for life.
Source: Mediator Mentors
Recommended to calendar by: Pam Lane-Garon
CRE Calendar Usage: 2nd Edition