Funding for Peer Mediation Programs

Volume II, June 2003
These are gloomy times for many US schools. A sour economy and a standards-oriented government have led to budget cuts, program terminations, stifled creativity, and teacher layoffs. (An example close to home: my son's wonderful Kindergarten teacher may not be rehired next year.)… read this issue >>
Volume VI, April 2007
It was bleak around here recently. The melted snow revealed scattered rubble on the curbs and twisted stalks in the gardens. The sky was often dark and gray, and the cold rain felt even colder, Spring having lowered our guards and raised our expectations. It took a nudge from a colleague, however, for me to notice that it was bleak in other ways, too.… read this issue >>
Volume VI, May 2007
Have you ever observed mediators say something counterproductive, something that makes it more difficult for parties to resolve their conflict? Perhaps they ask an unhelpful question, or restate something in an inflammatory way, or inadvertently give their opinion. Sometimes, however, the problem is not what the mediators have said. It is that they have said anything at all.… read this issue >>
* Topic found in this issue's "Reader Response" section
Volume X, April 2011
I recently saw the grass-roots movie phenomenon "Race to Nowhere." The filmmaker, Vicki Abeles, describes it as a "call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens."… read this issue >>
Volume XI, November 2011
"If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion."  Anonymous It was great to receive so many responses to the "State of Peer Mediation 2011" Survey. Ninety-nine people responded, about 4% of The School Mediator's subscribers. Respondents represent a fairly wide geographic range: they live in 25 different US states and 8 countries.* About 4/5 of respondents are based in the US, and 29% percent of the total live and work in Massachusetts, where School Mediation Associates is based.… read this issue >>


Academic Performance Administrative Support of Peer Mediation Adult Conflicts Adultism Advisor/Advisee Aggression and Gender Aikido Alternatives to War Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copeland Association For Conflict Resolution Australia Bandura, Albert Benefits of Peer Mediation Buddhism Bullying/Harassment Community Conferencing Center Center for Nonviolent Solutions Centers for Disease Control Centre for Conflict Resolution in Schools Chardon, Ohio School Shooting Childhood, History of China Columbine High School Tragedy Community Boards Program Compassion Competition of Peer Mediators Condon, William Confidentiality Conflict Resolution Conflict Avoidance Coordinator Responsibilities and Committment Criticism of Peer Mediation Cross-talk Curriculum on Conflict Resolution Dalai Lama de Mause, Lloyd Debrief Mediators Demonstration as a Teaching Strategy Dialogue Diener, Sam Discipline Diversity Doing vs. Observing Drug Use Among Teens Electronic Communications Emotional Intelligence Empathy Empowerment European Centre for Conflict Prevention Face to Face Seating Feelings/Emotions First Names, Teachers' Use of Fisher, Roger Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner Funding for Peer Mediation Programs Future of Peer Mediation Gardner, Howard Gay Marriage Gender Differences Getting to Yes Girls Gladwell, Malcolm Global Reach of Peer Mediation Goleman, Daniel Ground Rules Guns Handling Difficult Topics Harris, Dr. Robert Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative High-Performing Peer Mediation Program History of Peer Mediation Homophobia in School International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Impact of Peer Mediation Increase Understanding Influence of Mediator Instant Messaging Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Intake Interviews Inter-American Summit on Conflict Resolution Education Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Harmony Interpersonal Intelligence iPods Jennings, Peter Kenya Leadership Learning Pyramid LeBaron, Michelle Lederach, John Paul Listening Little League Baseball Longevity Marketing Massachusetts Attorney General's Office "Mature" Peer Mediation Program McDuffee, Morgan Media Mediators As Parties Misbehavior of Peer Mediators Miscommunication Martin Luther King Jr. Day Models of Peer Mediation Multiple Intelligence Theory Music N.A.M.E. Negotiation Non-attachment Non-Violent Conflict Resolution Olweus, Dan Outreach Parenting Peacebuilders International Peer Mediators As Role Models Perspective Persuasion Pestering Program Phelps, Michael Pikas Method Positive Peer Pressure Principles of Effectiveness Private Sessions Psychohistory Punishment of Peer Mediators Questions Race to Nowhere Ramirez, Manny Reagan, Ronald Recovery Time Re-entry Mediation Referrals Relational Aggression Relationships, Power of Religion Research on Peer Mediation Restorative Practices Role-plays Room Set-up Rumi "Sacred Cows" Safe and Drug Free Schools Funding Sanders, Frank School Climate School Connectedness School Shootings SCRAM (Schools Conflict Resolution and Mediation) Selection of Peer Mediators Self-esteem and Peer Mediation Self-referrals Selman, Robert September 11th Should Coordinators be in Mediation? Shy Peer Mediators Side by Side Seating Arrangement Silence During Mediation Skills of Peer Mediators Slovenia Social Learning Theory Somalia Spirituality Standards Steps in Peer Mediation Sterling, Sy, "Hair Club President" Stress Among Youth Suicide Swimming Talking to Kids about Tragedy Teacher Support of Peer Mediation Terrorism, Responses to Texting The Promise of Mediation: Responding to Conflict Through Empowerment and Recognition The Tipping Point Tibet Time Tissue Paper Flowers Training Train the Trainer Programs Transformative Mediation Trust Underperforming Peer Mediation Program Understanding Does Not Equal Agreement Ury, William Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) Video Games Violence War in Iraq Wenger, Etienne Wingspread Declaration of School Connectedness