Guilford County Schools: Peer Mediation Helps Students Resolve Conflict

5:53 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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WFMY News 2 -- Got issues? Go to the principal's office! That was the old school way of solving conflicts between students.

But Guilford County schools has a different idea: train students to be peer mediators. Students at Eastern Middle school are just part of the district wide program.

Peer mediation allows student volunteers to guide their peers toward better decisions and happier relationships, according to Guilford County Schools.

Since October, students at Eastern Middle have heard more than two dozen cases. The 15 student volunteers are learning how to help their peers and rely on their own skills to solve problems and create change.

Supervisor of K-8 counseling for Eastern Middle, Dr. Karen Meadows and 7th grade volunteer, Hannah Robertson spoke about peer mediation on WFMY News 2 at 5:00 on Tuesday.

Even if you are not part of the district, Hannah and Dr. Meadows shared some conflict solving strategies.

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