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Teacher Summers Institute-Croix-Des Bouquet Haiti

I had the privilege of teaching a Peer Mediation workshop at the Educate Haiti Now/Haitian American Caucus Teachers Summer Institute. Educators in Haiti came to TSI to learn the latest and best practices that the presenters came to teach. I was amazed at the heart of the educators despite the harsh conditions they worked in; one, being unpaid. They were excited to come learn (some came from far) and ultimately take back what they learned to their classes.

Why Peer Mediation?  I was a peer mediator in HS.  Peer Mediation was one of the many activities I was involved in that kept me out of trouble, that, plus basketball, softball, and being student body president (Mayor). My high school, New Utrecht, was the first school to have a Peer Mediation group.  ABC News had a segment on us and the work we were doing.  Not only did I mediate conflicts, but I also had my conflicts mediated. So I know that I know that peer mediation works.  There is no better way to get this generation prepared for the future then to teach them how to resolve conflicts.  

I want to thank Educate Haiti Now and HAC for putting this summer institute together. You both are doing amazing work in Haiti. I was honored to have been involved.

"We need to teach the future generation how to resolve conflict before they become wars!"

"We need to teach the future generation how to resolve conflict before they become wars!"

Teaching my Peer Mediation Workshop with my lovely translator Florence

Teaching my Peer Mediation Workshop with my lovely translator Florence

Teaching my Peer Mediation Workshop with my lovely translator Arielle

Teaching my Peer Mediation Workshop with my lovely translator Arielle

Morning activities 

Morning activities 

Last Day!

Last Day!

TSI Class of 2014

TSI Class of 2014

Mrs. New York International Take 2

Haitian Flag Day!