Peer Mediation Club

In a Nutshell...

by Lyn Bush, 6th Grade Counselor and Facilitator
What is Peer Mediation? 
 
Peer Mediation is a PROCESS in which students facilitate discussions between parties in conflict, helping the parties work together toward a solution that is agreeable to all.
 
Why have a club?
 
At Koontz Intermediate, we focus on giving back to our community. By creating a Peer Mediation Club, we are able to meet regularly, create a "club" atmosphere for our participants and help them gain ownership of the process. We just thought it would be a great way to go!
 
What qualities do I need in order to be a member of the Peer Mediation Club?
 
...be a good listener
...be able to be neutral in the discussion
...always trying to help SOLVE the problem
...keeps the conflict between those involved only
...is a team builder
...is dependable and trustworthy
 
INTERESTED? 
 
We will begin our meetings on the following dates:
 
If you've missed the first one, please come to the next 2; I'll catch you up on what you've missed!
 
TOPIC: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 
EITHER Monday -OCTOBER 5th @ 3:00-4:00 (have parents pick you up at the front of the school at 4:00)
OR        WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 7th @ 7:10-7:45AM
 
TOPIC: MEDIATION PRACTICE
 
EITHER   MONDAY OCTOBER 12 @ 3-4
OR           WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14TH @ 7:10-7:45AM
 
TOPIC: MEDIATION FOLLOW UP AND GROUP WORK
 
EITHER  MONDAY OCTOBER 19TH @3-4
OR          WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST @ 7:10-7:45AM
 
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