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Children First 
Peer Mediators
 
Here at Edward T. Bowser Elementary our students are preparing to take on a leadership role as Peer Mediators. These Peer Mediators are rising leaders taking ownership and becoming proactive in their school community! Our fourth grade students train twice a week and are coached in mediating practices that they will use to help resolve conflict in their classrooms.




Peer Mediation Process
 
Step 1: Negotiation
 
  1. State what you want; “I want to use the book now.”
  2. State how you feel; “I’m frustrated.”
  3. State the reason for your wants and feelings: “You have been using the book for the past hour. If I don’t get to use the book soon, my report will not be done on time. It’s frustrating to have to wait so long.”
  4. Summarize your understanding of what the other person wants, how the other person feels, and the reason for both.
  5. Invent three optional plans to resolve the conflict.
  6. Choose one plan and shake hands.
 
                        
 

 
Step 2: Conflict Mediation
 
  1. When mediating a conflict, the class mediator first introduces him- or herself.
  2. Then, the mediator asks students if they want to resolve the problem and does not proceed until both parties answer yes.
    1. Remember that mediation is voluntary.
    2. Mediator is neutral, that means the mediator does NOT take sides.
    3. Each person will have the chance to state his or her view WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS.
 
Rules
Students must agree to the following:
1. Solve the problem. 5. Agree to a solution
2. No “name-calling.”    and stick to it.
3. Do not interrupt. 6. Conversation is
4. Be honest.    confidential.
 
 
David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, Bruce Dudley and Robert Burnett
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept92/vol50/num01/Teaching-Students-to-Be-Peer-Mediators.aspx