Maverick and Marley are riding the same bus to Nansemond River School.
As the bus pulled up to the school, Marley started walking down the aisle to get off the bus. As Marley turned the corner, to get off the bus, he accidentally bumped into Maverick.
Maverick ran off the bus, behind Marley, angry and yelling. He was in Marley's face and in his personal space, towering over him. To avoid getting into a fight, Marley walked away. Maverick is demonstrating Aggressive Communication.
Marley and Maverick have the same English class. Marley was asked to pass out papers. When he approached Mavericks desk, he threw the paper at him, instead of placing the paper on Maverick's desk unlike the other students in the class. This is a sign of Passive-Aggressive Communication.
The teacher, Mrs. Easley, spoke to Maverick and Marley, in the hallway, so they could talk out their differences. Both boys apologized, went back in the classroom, and maintained appropriate behavior for the rest of the day. Mrs. Easley suggested that next time to utilize the STAR technique to avoid this type of situation in the future.
Maverick then asked Marley to eat lunch with him to continue to get to know each other better.