North Mobile County Middle School (NMCM) has begun a Peer Mediation program designed to allow students to help other students resolve conflicts. Principal, Thomas Campbell, enlisted the help of counselor, Tammy Carbo to begin and oversee the program and to select students with leadership abilities as mediators. It was important that some of these students had been in conflict situations before and were willing to learn more appropriate ways to resolve issues. Twenty-six students received ‘learning conflict resolution skills' and role playing methods. "I was amazed at not only how quickly the students learned, but the investment they were willing to make in the program," said Tammy Carbo, "they were focused and now can be seen around campus using the techniques they learned not only in mediation sessions, but also in their own personal relationships." Mrs. Sheila Colvin, a teacher at North Mobile County Middle School is also helping Mrs. Carbo implement the program and states, "Our student mediators seem proud to be regarded as leaders on campus for something so positive in the lives of their peers. Great influence and responsibility is carried with this duty and all have handled it extremely well. Peer mediation at North Mobile Middle is preparing students to be problem solving, tenacious, and productive citizens of tomorrow." Although the program is still new, students, teachers and administration are very positive about the possibilities. "I am a Mediator and I have learned so many things already. It is a great feeling to be able to help others," said Lamijah King, a sixth grade student at NMCMS. The school wants to create an atmosphere that promotes personal and social development as well as academic learning. A program which will develop students that are emotionally ready to enter levels of higher academic learning as well as the workforce.
Comments on "North Mobile County Implements Peer Mediation"
i was a former member of north mobile county public school i think its a great idea that yall started a program like this because when i went there it was alot violence in the school and i thnk this program will help resolve the problem and remeber go titians
This is an awesome program. My daughter has the privilege to be a counselor in the peer mediation program. I am very proud of her and the school for putting this together. I can see the affect of the responsibility my daughter has towards this program, and it's amazing. Not only does she use her responsibility to help the other kids in the school, but also to help with her everyday life. This program is a true blessing and I'm thankful my daughter is a part of it! Good job Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Carbo. You are a true inspiration and a solid rock for my daughter and I couldn't ask for anything more!
I think this is a great idea. My son attends a different school and does some of these things already among friends but I would love for him to have some training so that he knows the best way to help when situations arise. I hope that this becomes a Mobile County School System Program county wide very very soon!