Tag Archives: middle school

Students keeping organized with online tools

Let me rant once again about teachers using different tools for learning and their impact on kids (such as our own): It is frustrating and, worse, detrimental in their attempts to keep organized. You might remember this post from two … Continue reading

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Connecting at school: The importance of a caring adult

As readers of this blog know, our son has moved from an intimate elementary school setting to a large middle school, and his move – and what I’ve heard from a few friends about their own kids’ experiences at other … Continue reading

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Transitioning from elementary to middle school

I’m going re-purpose another piece from my past work place, The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, this one a summary of research about elementary to middle school transition, since that process is starting in many schools districts this … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbits, November 23, 2010

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday this week, kind readers! The new Education Next is out and is very much worth reading. I was particularly interested in Mike Petrilli’s piece on differentiated instruction, something that was covered in this blog a … Continue reading

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Building the better classroom

Slate has launched its third Hive “crowd sourcing” project, this time focused on modernizing the American classroom. Here’s Linda Perlstein’s kick off article; at its end you can submit your ideas. For me, when I think about the ideal classroom, … Continue reading

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