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What is Teacher-Student Mediation?

In this excerpt from Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts & Keep Students Learning, author and school psychologist Ondine Gross explains mediation and how it is beneficial to both educators and students alike. Read More

When a death occurs in a child’s life

This excerpt explains the most common ways in which a student may behave after the death of a loved one. For more information on how to support children suffering from a loss, consult The Grieving Student: A Teacher's Guide. Read More

8 Reasons Why Teacher-Student Mediation Should be in Every School

Are you adamant about setting up a teacher-student mediation system in your school but are having a tough time persuading the decision-makers? Then use this one-sheet as a reference when explaining the many benefits of this common sense solution to conflict resolution as outlined in Restore the Respect. Read More

Support for grieving children: what to do

Read the excerpt to better understand concrete steps schools and teachers can take that will help bereaved children. Included in the excerpt are six goals of intervention, suggestions for how to act, and examples of what to say to grieving children Read More

Placement characteristics

This chapter provides a brief summary of typical educational settings for students who are emotionally disturbed, necessary staffing parameters and skills, successful classroom characteristics, and appropriate program characteristics for effective ED placements. Read More

How children understand death

This chapter explains four basic concepts of death that are necessary for a child or adult to fully grieve and come to terms with death. Teachers can talk with students to discover whether they need help understanding these four concepts. Read More

Communication: the heart of the work

Read the excerpt and discover steps teachers can take to start and sustain communication with grieving students. This excerpt also addresses why children who are grieving may not readily approach teachers about their loss. Read More