Peer mediator training: Student workbook

27-page pdf student workbook for peer mediation training. This is the high-quality version designed for printing. Discusses topics such as communication skills, conflict resolution and mediation procedures (with role play exercises), and agreement writing. Intended for use as part of a 1-day peer mediation training.

Curriculum in mediation, A: Lesson plans gateway

5-page pdf document which presents a teacher’s guide for training peer mediators, provides links to workbook lesson plans for conflict management, communication skills, role playing exercises and agreement writing.

Conflict management

12-page pdf document, intended for adults working in school settings, which examines the process of mediation for conflict resolution, includes sample peer mediation journal.

Peer mediation in the UK: a guide for schools

This 33-page pdf is intended to give those who work in and with schools a sense of what peer mediation is, what it sets out to achieve, and the issues that need to be considered if it is to be introduced into a school. It looks primarily at literature produced in and for the UK. The guide is part of the UK’s contribution to the two-year European project ROI – Violence among children and young people: intervention programmes in schools funded by the Daphne-EU programme to combat violence against children, young people and women.

Peer mediation programs: An end to school violence?

On-line journal article which “focuses on the ineffectiveness of PMPs [Peer Mediation Programs] to combat higher-levels of school violence, part I discusses school violence, both past and present, part II explores the shift from traditional methods of discipline to more proactive and education-based methods that are used in many schools today, part III addresses the fundamentals of peer mediation including what it is and how it is implemented, part IV examines which students PMPs should be targeting and why PMPs fail to prevent them from committing violent acts on their schools, finally, the conclusion recommends ways to reduce conflict in schools.”

Teaching conflict and conflict resolution in school: (Extra-) curricular considerations

Report that explored “the school factors that influence young people’s developing understandings of war, conflict, and peace … as children grow, they develop understandings about interpersonal and social conflict, about procedures for handling it, and about the violence and war that may emerge when conflicts are not resolved, in school, official curricula guide children’s and adolescents’ development of understanding about war, conflict and peace, at least as powerfully, young people also learn about conflict from the implicit curricula of student activities, teacher and peer responses to political events, school governance, and discipline practices.”

How to run a student mediation conference

22-slide Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which provided “an overview of the conference planning and offer the nuts and bolts information on how to organize and run a successful conference in your community.”

Connected and respected: Lessons from resolving conflict creatively

19-slide Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which “explore[d] a model, five approaches, and practical strategies for integrating conflict resolution education into elementary classrooms based upon experiences in the widely disseminated and well-evaluated Resolving Conflict Creatively Program … also look[ed] at how conflict resolution education can be linked with social and emotional learning competencies, character education, and national standards.”

Peer mediation partnerships: Linking university with community

22-page Powerpoint presentation given at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which highlighted “best practices pertaining to peer mediation partnership initiatives between undergraduates and high school peer mediation programs … issues addressed include[d] team-building and motivation, skills-sharing and training, program assessment, and leadership and guidance.”

Changing the world: Youth mediators across the globe

17-page Powerpoint presentation given to middle school mediators at the Sustaining Conflict Resolution Education: Building Bridges to the Future conference in Fairfax, VA, which discussed peer mediation programs around the world.

Effective methods of CRE in Armenia’s schools: Peer-to-peer education implemented by NGO Women for D

40-page Powerpoint presentation given at the Second International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education outlining a program running in Armenia for six years in which, “Teachers and school children received special training and conducted peer-to-peer education for approximately 590 pupils from 29 classes in 10 schools, after the peer-to-peer education, the evaluation showed the effectiveness of using this process to teach CR skills.”

Creating harmony in the classroom: Building safe and inclusive classrooms for special populations

231-page pdf manual designed “to assist teachers with building an inclusive and safe classroom for all students, including special needs, deaf, and visually impaired youth. Teachers who build an inclusive and safe classroom environment are encouraging all youth to excel academically and socially.” Includes chapters on building self-awareness in students, enhancing student’s problem-solving skills, mediation in school settings, evaluting conflict resolution education programs and a chapter on resources.

SCORE Quick Reference Guide to Peer Mediation for Students

10-page guide for student peer mediators that reviews the mediation process and provides practice tips. Developed for use by the Student Conflict Resolution Experts (SCORE) program in Massachusetts as “a quick reference guide for students to accompany their training”.

SCORE coordinator’s manual, 2007-2008: Student conflict resolution experts

183-page pdf manual which “provides an overview of the program, and instructs coordinators on the steps to setting up the program from start to finish, and the methods and expectations for training their mediators. The manual also provides an extensive lesson plan for training, as well as sample exercises and role-play scenarios.”