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Peer Mediators

Peer Mediators

Peer Mediators

  • Conflicts between students are a part of daily life in schools.  Conflicts that are most common include name-calling, rumors and friendships gone amiss.  Mediation is a conflict resolution approach where disputants have the opportunity to discuss and resolve conflict peacefully. 
  •   Peer mediation is the process of students solving their own conflicts with adult supervision.  Mediation hearings are conducted by a trained student mediator.  The peer mediator is a neutral, outside third party, not associated with the conflict.  Mediators keep all information pertaining to the hearing confidential.
  •   Referrals to peer mediation may be made through the Counseling Center.  5th and 6th grade students may be referred to peer mediation to resolve conflict.
  •   Peer mediation is an opportunity for students to learn leadership, communication, critical thinking, and the problem solving skills necessary to become a productive member of society. 
  • Peer Mediators are chosen based on characteristics such as: people skills, leadership potential, respect of peers or ability to gain respect, good verbal skills, good listening skills, and an ability to honor and maintain confidentiality .

If you are interested in learning more about Peer Mediation, please contact LaKiesha Talbert or call 713-740-5238. 

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