Maryland Middle School Starts New Peer Mediation Program

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Joshua Grier, 12, of Upper Marlboro said he was upset that a former friend at Kettering Middle School had joined others in imitating him.

“Cayla’s always laughing at me and making jokes about me,” said Grier, a sixth-grader.

“He’s not cool, he’s lame,” sixth-grader Cayla Hall, 11, of Upper Marlboro, shot back.

After a few minutes, Kettering Middle School Principal Amin Salaam cut in, asking a class of 18 students what went right and wrong in their small-group simulations of peer mediation sessions.

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