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Joe Stulberg: Teaching Law Students to Mediate – Video author.

Joe Stulberg: Teaching Law Students to Mediate – Video

Joe Stulberg discusses teaching law students a different set of skills and the appropriate language to address the needs of...

By Joseph Stulberg
Interview with Terry Wheeler –  – Views from the Eye of the Storm author.

Interview with Terry Wheeler – – Views from the Eye of the Storm

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Terry Wheeler, former President of the Association for Conflict Resolution, filmed...

By Terry Wheeler

Where Do We Belong? New Mediators And Our Role In Current Mediation Practice

Recently I returned from Paris, France, where I was a member of a two-person team representing Rutgers Law School-Newark at...

By Garrett Parks
Carrie Menkel-Meadow: Should Mediation Be A Required Course? – Video author.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow: Should Mediation Be A Required Course? – Video

Carrie Menkel-Meadow is an advocate for mediation and negotiation being a required course for children in schools and also as...

By Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Kimberly Kovach: Hopes for the Future – Video author.

Kimberly Kovach: Hopes for the Future – Video

Kimberly Kovach shares her hopes for the future. These include having ADR taught in schools so people can build a...

By Kimberlee Kovach
Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video author.

Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses research that shows mediation training for children can be effective, though a trainer must impart a comprehensive...

By Terry Wheeler
Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video author.

Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video

Tom Stipanowich explains his hope of training law students to be more thoughtful negotiatiors and ultimately, changing the way the...

By Tom Stipanowich
9 Year Old Mediator Could Teach Us All Something author.

9 Year Old Mediator Could Teach Us All Something

From the Mediation Matters Blog of Steve Mehta. I came across an interesting article about a 9 year old child...

By Steve Mehta
Pearlstein, Arthur: Masters Program at Warner Institute – Video author.

Pearlstein, Arthur: Masters Program at Warner Institute – Video

Arthur Pearlstein describes the Masters program at the Warner Institute and emphasizes how it was formed to fit the marketplace...

By Arthur Pearlstein
Lowry, Randy: Mediation in Medical Field, Hospitals – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Mediation in Medical Field, Hospitals – Video

Randy Lowry discusses how negotiation training would be useful for those going through medical school. Also talks about project he's...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Pearlstein, Arthur: Directly Supplying ADR Providers for Market’s Demand – Video author.

Pearlstein, Arthur: Directly Supplying ADR Providers for Market’s Demand – Video

Arthur Pearlstein describes how the Werner Institute prepares students to meet the market's demands for dispute resolution.

By Arthur Pearlstein
Mayer, Bernie: Advice to Aspiring Mediators – Video author.

Mayer, Bernie: Advice to Aspiring Mediators – Video

Bernie Mayer discusses what qualities are necessary in aspiring mediators before coming into the field: one should be comfortable with conflict,...

By Bernard Mayer
Barbara McAdoo: High School Project Leads to ‘Helping’ Values – Video author.

Barbara McAdoo: High School Project Leads to ‘Helping’ Values – Video

Barbara McAdoo shares a life-changing experience she had as a senior in high school when she chose to do a...

By Barbara McAdoo
Michael Lang: Positive Accomplishments in Field – Video author.

Michael Lang: Positive Accomplishments in Field – Video

Michael Lang shares what he is currently glad to see in the field: mediation being taught in school programs, community...

By Michael Lang
Lowry, Randy: Beginning of Mediation in Academics – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Beginning of Mediation in Academics – Video

Randy Lowry describes the introduction of mediation/negotiation study into the academic world.

By L. Randolph Lowry
Linda Singer: Mediation Can Prevent Violence – Video author.

Linda Singer: Mediation Can Prevent Violence – Video

Linda Singer describes one of her concerns as being the lack of education within schools about alternative methods to resolve...

By Linda Singer
Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video

Randy Lowry discusses the development of Pepperdine's mediation program and incorporation into the law school. Foundation for law school is...

By L. Randolph Lowry

Elements of Style: The What, Why & How of Transformative Peer Mediation

The recently released, second edition of “Recommended Standards for School-Based Peer Mediation Programs” (Standards) is a notable accomplishment (Association for...

By Lisa Hershman
Mobilizing the Third Side for a Winning Alliance against Violence author.

Mobilizing the Third Side for a Winning Alliance against Violence

Twenty-two educators from private and public schools systems in Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania exchanged their ideas, ideals and poignant stories...

By Anita Vestal

Using a Transformative Approach in an Elementary School Peer Mediation Program

Peer mediation programs are credited with promoting empowerment, self-control, responsibility, self-confidence, and academic achievement (Johnson, Johnson, Dudley, & Acikgoz, 1994;...

By Lisa Hershman
School-Based Mediation Programs author.

School-Based Mediation Programs

The comprehensive high school format is dead, according to a recent story on National Public Radio. Turns out that the...

By Dina Beach Lynch

Parent – Teen Conflict, Managing it Constructively

This article deals with managing the conflict inherent in parent – teen relationships. Why managing this conflict constructively is important....

By Bob Blyth
Leadership Development:  Conflict Management for College Student Leaders author.

Leadership Development: Conflict Management for College Student Leaders

INTRODUCTION Conflict is a pervasive part of group and organizational culture (Fasnacht, 1990) which causes unmanaged conflict to be chaotic...

By Judy Rashid
Hope For The Future? Follow The Kids! author.

Hope For The Future? Follow The Kids!

“A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.” - George Santayana Resolving complex, highly political, public policy issues...

By Peter Adler
The Kid’s Guide To Working Out Conflicts (Book Review) author.

The Kid’s Guide To Working Out Conflicts (Book Review)

Order at Amazon.comIn Naomi Drew’s newest book she presents one of the very best exhortations and explanations ever written on...

By Jon Linden

Lessons from the Playground: What We Can Learn From How Kids Resolve Their Disputes

Disputes and conflict are an inevitable part of life. While some believe that learning to deal with these daily challenges...

By Jeffrey I. Abrams

Cleaning Up the Schoolyard

The classroom isn’t the only place in the school community where tension can mount. Whether it’s in the grounds, the...

By Sue Farley

Peer Mediation in Chautauqua County, N.Y. Schools

Peer mediation is a concept that has been used with great success in schools across the country. It provides students...

By Jamestown Area Labor-Management Committee

Community Conferencing for Young People in Conflict

In the classroom of a Sydney secondary school, an exam is in progress. Two Year 10 students are arguing over...

By David B. Moore

Guest Editorial for Youth and Schools Section

With the 2002 National Safe Schools Week upon us (October 20-26, 2002), it is an appropriate time to reflect on...

By Jim Eisele

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