Restore the Respect
How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning
In this episode, I speak with Ondine Gross, the author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning (Brookes, 2016). Her book outlines how teachers and administrators can implement mediation protocols in their schools. We discuss different approaches to school discipline and their consequences, the components of a successful mediation, and the skills required of effective mediators.
She recommends the following books for listeners interested in her work and our conversation:
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans by Terence Fitzgerald
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Maslish
Trevor Mattea is an educational consultant and speaker. His areas of expertise include deeper learning, parent involvement, project-based learning, and technology integration. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @tsmattea.