Integration vs. Discipline-Based Approaches to Learning: Not an Either/Or

There is a long-standing debate in education between discipline-based learning and integrated learning. Many of us remember classes we took in school that were discipline based—math, science, English, foreign language, history. If...

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Middle school doesn't have to be the most stressful time in a person's life.

Whenever adults are asked to remember their years in middle school, their memories often include feelings of stress and anxiousness. “Oh my gosh, middle school was horrible! It was so awkward and embarrassing!”

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Democracy, Caring, and Kindness: An Election Book List

I believe it is incredibly important to educate our students about democratic elections and voting, especially during such a turbulent time in our political history. That’s why I decided to create a display of print books in our...

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The New Culture of Friendship in the Digital Age

I remember the day I received a cell phone; I had turned 16 and 3 months and received my driver’s license. The cell phone was not mine alone, however; my younger sister and I shared it. When I drove places, it was turned off. I was...

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