Tag: middle school

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Why self-discovery increases college and career success

February 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

What do you want to be when you grow up? As we get older, the answer often changes from highly visible and glamorous endeavors, such as being an actor or a rockstar, to something more useful and meaningful to us […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Twig Education Launches Twig Science Next Gen for Middle School

November 12, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Twig Education, creators of the leading elementary level science program Twig Science, today announced the launch of Twig Science Next Gen for grades 6–8. Twig Science Next Gen for middle school is an investigation-based science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How 2 middle schools are prioritizing SEL for teenage students

October 5, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

The last time this year’s 7th-graders had a normal school year — without remote learning, masking and social distancing — was in 2018-19, when they were in 4th grade. Not only has there been a global pandemic since then, but […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How to engage at-risk students through esports

August 18, 2021

Via: eSchool News

It is well documented that extracurricular activities boost academic success. In recent years, schools have tried to broaden the traditional extracurricular definition to appeal to a more diverse, and often disengaged, group of students who are at-risk of dropping out […]

Education Tech, News

Free resources for middle and high school.

April 6, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.’s environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International offers its free environmental education resources to teachers, students, and families affected by school closings due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Resources are available immediately via the EarthEcho Website: The resources, […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Here’s why this principal started a school turnaround with SEL

February 7, 2020

Via: eSchool News

I worked in juvenile probation for eight years before becoming a teacher, so I’ve seen the potentially devastating effect of the emotional issues that kids deal with. Before I took over as principal at Bluebonnet Elementary, I was an assistant […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: NYC schools remain segregated even within diverse districts

January 7, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Though racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segregation between districts in New York City and in other urban districts nationwide is well-documented, this study shows segregation within school districts is also a problem. Even within fairly diverse school districts, many schools’ student […]

Education Tech

3 things middle school teachers should know about Generation Z and the role technology plays in their lives

November 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Gen Z: a generation defined by on-demand smartphone access. Nearly half of Gen Z students say they are online “almost constantly,” leaving everyone, especially educators, wondering what impact the prevalence of technology has had on students’ lives and will have […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education, News

YouthTruth survey details how one middle school curbed rising bullying rates

October 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to recent numbers released by YouthTruth, 33% of students — or 1 in 3 — reported that they had experienced bullying in the 2017-18 school year, and far more middle school students reported being bullied than those in high […]


Is it time to remake middle school?

February 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Between ensuring more young children have school readiness skills and raising high school graduation rates, the middle school years are often overlooked in the push to improve education policy and practices. Nancy L. Deutsch, who directs Youth-Nex at the University […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Here’s a great way to get to know your students

September 20, 2018

Via: eSchool News

I am always looking for new ways to get to know my students. Over the past two decades, I have attempted dozens of different types of icebreakers in my classes; some were successful and others were a total failure. When […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With Michigan staring down a strict new literacy law, worries run high in Detroit

September 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Sixteen states plus D.C. require retention for students not reading at proficiency by the end of 3rd grade; 14 of those allow for conditional promotion. Research shows that students who have been retained, as early as kindergarten or as late […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

Researchers: School start time discussions should also include middle schoolers

April 16, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Start times are an issue that requires the collaboration of many, if not all, district departments — transportation, instruction, athletics, nutrition, and before- and after-school programs, including those run by community-based organizations. Parents commuting to work in the morning are […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Project Management for Middle School

January 3, 2018

Via: Edutopia

I’m a middle school teacher who incorporates project-based learning whenever possible. Over the past four years, I came to understand that I was missing one of the key features necessary for a successful, high-quality, collaborative experience with middle school students: […]