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PEER MEDIATION

The goal of the NEISD Peer Mediation program is to implement comprehensive peer mediation/conflict resolution programs in grades PK-12 throughout the district. Through extensive training and follow up activities, staff and students are equipped with skills which help to create and sustain safe and respectful school climates. So students can be successful students and citizens. 

On all middle and high school campuses in NEISD, peer mediation is implemented through the PAL program and serves as a key component in the services that the PALs provide to their schools. Implementation plans in elementary programs consist of the formation of peer mediation teams comprised of trained students who have been nominated by their peers, teachers, counselors and administrators.

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2014-15 Mediation shirt
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KEEP CALM AND MEDIATE

Sept/Oct.,2014, 387 high school, 275 middle school PALS students and 176 elementary students trained in mediation.

All the students receive certificates along with these shirts donated by Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center and The San Antonio Bar Association.

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Jackson, Bush & Nimitz PALS
attending a mediation training session in Oct., 2014

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2013-14 Mediation shirt
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AVOID THE DRAMA! MEDIATE

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Bradley Middle School

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Key Components of Peer Mediation Programs:

Completion and analysis of a Peer Mediation• Campus Needs Assessment• A minimum of six hours of student and sponsor training• Faculty Awareness sessions and updates• On-going training• Follow up activities• Advanced Skill Building lessons• Data Analysis to determine effectiveness.

On-going Program Support:

  • Additional conflict resolution/peer mediation skill building activities were conducted at 23 NEISD campuses for a total of 92 campus visits and instructional lessons.
  • Research to individualize appropriate delivery of campus programming was conducted. The objective was to assure that campuses received effective materials, instruction and support.
  • Each middle school campus was equipped with a complete Peer Mediation Library to be made available to all faculty, parents and students.

Peer Mediation Training Completed:

  • Peer Mediation training was conducted for 1,000 students from 45 campuses.
  • Peer Mediation training was conducted for 200 faculty members from 12 campuses
  • Training/Program Analysis was conducted for 80 faculty members in conflict resolution curriculum implementation
  • Training in conflict resolution was conducted for 90 participants, representing organizations such as the NEISD Staff Development Office, Texas Educational Support Association, Texas Association of School Business Officials and PTA.

On-going Program Support:

  • Additional conflict resolution/peer mediation skill building activities were conducted at 23 NEISD campuses for a total of 92 campus visits and instructional lessons.
  • Research to individualize appropriate delivery of campus programming was conducted. The objective was to assure that campuses received effective materials, instruction and support.
  • Each middle school campus was equipped with a complete Peer Mediation Library to be made available to all faculty, parents and students.

Peer Mediation Training Completed:

  • Peer Mediation training was conducted for 1,000 students from 45 campuses.
  • Peer Mediation training was conducted for 200 faculty members from 12 campuses
  • Training/Program Analysis was conducted for 80 faculty members in conflict resolution curriculum implementation
  • Training in conflict resolution was conducted for 90 participants, representing organizations such as the NEISD Staff Development Office, Texas Educational Support Association, Texas Association of School Business Officials and PTA.

 

CONGRATS tO JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL ON BEING CHOSEN THE RECIPIENT OF THE SAN ANTONIO BAR FOUNDATION’S PEACEMAKER AWARD FOR 2012!!!

The Jackson Middle School Peer Mediation Program will be recognized as the “2012 Outstanding School Peer Mediation Program” by the San Antonio Bar Foundation at the January 28, 2012.