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Introducing Restorative Teacher-Student Mediation
Wednesday December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Ondine Gross, M.S., Ed.M., Educational Consultant and Public Speaker
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing
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Student: My teacher hates me!
Teacher: My student’s behavior changed and I don’t know why!
While rocky roads and challenges are an inevitable part of any school, unresolved conflicts can lead to high frustration and low motivation. Relationships matter, and the most important relationships in schools are between teachers and students. Children learn best when they feel their teachers care about them. In busy school settings, however, teachers and students often lack the time, place, or opportunity to build a trusting relationship. When students misbehave, traditional disciplinary actions remove them from the class and the root cause for the misbehavior is often not addressed.
In this edWebinar, school psychologist Ondine Gross discusses how to facilitate restorative teacher-student mediation—an easy, evidence-based intervention that reduces disciplinary actions and promotes wellness in a school community. She shares how restorative mediation brings the teacher and student together in a positive meeting to model social, problem solving, and communication skills. Ondine also will explore how mediation fosters mutual understanding and empathy. During this live, interactive session, Ondine introduces this model and explain how mediation can also be used to resolve student conflict.
This recorded session is designed for all K12 educators, administrators, and counselors. Discover how mediation restores respect, so teachers can teach and students can learn.
About the Presenter
Ondine Gross, M.S., Ed.M., is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed therapist, and author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning. For over 30 years, she was a school psychologist in diverse California and Illinois public schools. The California Association of School Psychologists named her an “Outstanding School Psychologist.” Mid-career, Ondine earned a master’s degree in educational policy, organization, and leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as school administrator certification. She also became a volunteer community mediator and in 2011, piloted restorative school mediation at her diverse public high school. The results were positive and immediate, and inspired Ondine to write her book and train others. Now an educational consultant and public speaker, Ondine’s audiences appreciate her frankness, credibility, and “in-the-trenches” humor when showing how mediation fosters safe, positive, affirming school environments for our teachers and students.
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