‘The book which accompanies the video, gives an excellent and detailed step-by-step guide to setting up a peer mediation system in your own school’ — Special. This publication provides a comprehensive guide to those who aspire to introduce, teach, support and maintain mediation processes for all young people in school. In a world that fails to manage conflict, those who seek peaceful resolution are urged to promote mediation as a positive solution. Topics covered include: Circle Time; emotional literacy; affirmation; problem solving; co-operation; conflict resolution; communication; mediation. There are 171 pages and 38 copiable activity sheets, which are suitable for infant, junior and secondary schools.
Chapter 3: Beginnings
These are to tie in with speaking and listening, affirmation and co-operation work.
Use them as observation pointers to the skills and relationships in the group. You can tell a great deal from watching how interactive games are played by the class. Use them to build group cohesion and inclusive relationships. Use them as a preparation for mixed pair work and group work and as incentives for other work completed well.
Games help reinforce teaching points, mix pupils up, and energise or calm them down. Games can be alternated with periods of listening to break the listening time into manageable chunks or simply enjoyed for the fun they bring to working together.
- Roll or throw the ball across the circle.
- Say your own name when you ...