Category Archives: General News

Enjoying Science Classes

There is so much activity going on in the Middle School right now. There are assessments, projects, presentations, tests, quizzes and homework happening regularly. While the students are working their hardest to prepare for all of this end of year … Continue reading

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Tweens Online

At my last Coffee & Conversation, a parent told me about the following article that she thought would be informative and helpful for me to read.  This article, from the Wall Street Journal, talks about the growing presence of “tween” … Continue reading

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The Crazy Month of May

As we near the end of the year, I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about how incredibly busy the month of May is for students.  Today, students will see the Grade 8 musical, “High School Musical, … Continue reading

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Parents and Drug Prevention

I do not want to be guilty of overplaying a theme with my blog posts, but I will follow-up my post from last week. I am doing this because I was reminded, just this week, about the importance of parents … Continue reading

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Great Website

So often I have spoken to parents about the absolutely essential need for parents to keep lines of communication open between their children and themselves.  Talking with your children has proven to be one of the most effective ways to … Continue reading

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Association for Middle Level Education

In all of my time as a middle school educator, there is one organization that I have always respected for its many articles and books on best practices for middle level education.  The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly … Continue reading

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Student-Led Conferences

There are many educational publications and e-newsletters that I read as often as possible.  Many of them, like most of my books on education, specifically focus on the middle school experience.  In several conversations with parents I have explained just … Continue reading

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