And Then They Stopped Talking To Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner (Book Excerpt)


We’ve all been there. It might have happened last week. Picking up your son outside his middle school, you watched as he stood on the sidewalk while his classmates swirled around him, leaving for sleepovers, birthday celebrations, or impromptu parties that came together right under his nose. His frozen smile as he ...

Am I Ready For Middle School? by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


This week I went to the Parent Open House for Middle School, getting a jump on my fifth grader's future. As I trudged up the steps to the building, I had a twinge of sadness, thinking about my baby, and how the last few years have been a blur. I ...

Perspective Matters Part II by Conlee Ricketts


[caption id="attachment_16765" align="alignleft" width="300"] How big is this?[/caption] Last week Perspective Matters Part I gave two points I plan on sharing with a group of future teachers that are currently in their student teaching phase. This week I am sharing two more. When I say “perspective matters” I mean that it ...