Students Surprise with Music Choices for “Soundtrack of My Life”

A few years ago we started playing music over the speakers in the hallways and Commons before school and between classes as a way to energize and lighten the mood for everyone, particularly in the darker months of winter. With the help of Google Forms and Spotify, and some legwork from the Middle School Office, we have been able to

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Personal Not Personalized: Inspiration and Self-Assessment in Middle School

As I prepared for our return to school this week, and found myself looking for inspiration to ward off the inevitable post-vacation blues, I was energized by how we are teaching students to work on one of the hardest skills in all of school: how to make learning personal. This has particular meaning for me because there is so much

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