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Student Mediator Training

EDUC-920
3 Credits
Online
4.93/5.00
EDUC-920
3 Credits
Online
4.93/5.00

This course is designed to provide participants (teachers, school counselors, and administrators) with the theory, models, skills, and strategies to train students (grades 3-12) to be peer mediators and peacemakers using the Making Things Right (MTR) curriculum by Ron and Roxanne Claassen, pioneers in the field of restorative justice practices.

Participants will understand the content of the MTR curriculum and the skills and strategies presented.  Using the MTR Curriculum, participants will be confident and competent to train students to identify restorative practices, to understand the dynamics of conflict, and to apply the skills and strategies through guided activities. Student mediators will be trained to facilitate a mutually respectful and cooperative resolution process with students and to apply restorative practices to resolve their own conflicts with friends, siblings, parents, and teachers. The curriculum allows the participant to train students in real time while getting immediate feedback. As a participant, you will also be skillful and confident to design, introduce, advocate for, and implement a peer mediation program for your learning community.

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately. Remaining course materials are included in registration fee and will be mailed after registration is processed.

This course is applicable towards the Restorative Strategies for the Classroom Certificate.

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Rhonda Hearnsberger

Instructor
I am passionate about school climate and culture. Restorative Justice in schools is a transformative approach to building a peaceful and positive community for learning. I have experienced firsthand the benefit of using restorative skills and strategies K-12. As students gain empowerment and take ownership of their learning community a more respectful environment emerges. These courses are designed to give educators the theoretical underpinnings of restorative practices as well as practical skills and strategies for implementation in their school.