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CyberDay at Auburn Middle School

High school students, central office administrators, community members, and teachers led workshops for Auburn Middle School students on CyberDay. Each student was able to choose 3 workshops to attend. 142 more words


Interests Create Engagement

Guess what? Allowing students to follow their interests creates engaged learning.

The power of interest-based learning is one of those things that is so intuitive, so obvious, soooo clear — that in most of today’s public education system — … 479 more words

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Madison Junior High's Community Blood Drive

This post was written by Kathy Bertini, an eighth grade teacher at Madison Junior High School

The annual Madison Blood Drive takes place each February… 321 more words


Homeschooling: Not a Sure Thing

Sometimes school doesn’t work out like people expect.

And sometimes homeschooling doesn’t work out like people expect.

When I talk to parents at conferences and workshops, I realize that for some of them, homeschooling seems to be a way to create “a sure thing” — a kid who will be happy, or a kid who will be successful — according to the… 461 more words

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Changing Levels of Engagement

How I wish we homeschooling parents could hit on the magic formula that works for our children and find that it works forever. We’d simply do what engages them to whatever extent we possibly can, and then we would be all set. 1,343 more words

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Community Involvement

Middle schools across Maine contribute to the well being of their communities.  Here are just a few examples!
  • Recently recognized as a School That Shines (Channel 6–WCSH program), Madison Junior High School students organized and ran a community blood drive at their school. 
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The Puzzle of Motivation

When I talk about engagement, I often recommend the book Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. It’s a great read, explaining why people are more motivated by… 214 more words

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