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Cross-Curricular Connections

The middle school as a whole is reading the young reader’s edition of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” this month in their student-led book clubs. This book is a memoir that tells the story of a Malawian teen living through famine in the early 2000s and his mission to learn enough about renewable energy…

Kids Being Awesome

One thing I heard over and over when we began remote learning—first for a few days here and there in the fall, and then in December—was parents expressing amazement at how much more responsible and independent their children were during remote learning this year. It’s strange that we have this point of comparison. Whoever would…

Queries after an American Insurrection

I spent the first period of this day with our middle school students and teachers, talking through yesterday’s deeply unsettling events at the US Capitol.  At noon, I sat with Renata and a group of 2nd – 4th-grade students who wished to discuss it.   Both sessions started with student questions.  A younger student asked why President Trump doesn’t understand…