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Adolescent Literacy-Guide for Parents

EduGains has released a handy 1-page, double-sided document titled Adolescent literacy: A brief guide for parents. This makes it really easy to share. Personally, I think it is a little edu-speak-y for its intended audience, but for interested parents it provides information about the  Adolescent Literacy Guide  and includes some tips on supporting students. 132 more words

Ministry Of Education

Making the Case for Sexual Orientation Education in Middle Schools

Why this matters:

  • The “coming-out” narrative has changed drastically in the past two decades. In 1991, the average age of coming-out as Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB) was twenty-five; as of 2010, the average age of was sixteen (Shilo & Savaya, 2011).
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YA Books That Deal with Identity & Agency: An Annotated Bibliography

For a class project, I compiled a list of recent YA texts that deal with the themes of identity and agency. This task was not difficult because many (if not most) YA authors touch on these themes. 2,841 more words

Young Adult

Keeping the aspect of play in mind

Now I am trying to keep upfront the premise that the brain learns best when playing. So when I viewed an excellent webinar by Sarah Brown Wessling about unpacking concept of text complexity, from the Teaching Channel, I thought, how do I use these ideas and incorporate the play aspect. 496 more words

Something old, something new

Buddy and I text back and forth occasionally while she’s away at school.  Not too terribly much, mostly I just check in every so often and make sure she’s still alive and breathing and all’s generally well.   546 more words


I can't help it! I'm bipolar!

More confusing than comical, when I started my experience with the middles, was the statement proclaimed by several quick-tempered students in all three (6th, 7th, 8th) grades. 573 more words

Middle School

Fun and Family

“It was nice working with you today. Or nice playing with you, really,” Siheng Perry said with a big smile. Today was the first time in a long time that he was in class with us, and he didn’t disappoint. 284 more words