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Somebody on This Bus is Going to Be Famous - but why?

Somebody on This Bus is Going to Be Famous, by J.B. Cheaney (Sept. 2014, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky), $16.99, ISBN: 9781402292972

Recommended for ages 9-13

The bus picks the kids up every day, and heads to school. 298 more words

Tween Reads

Young Playwrights for Change: Year Two. Don't Miss Out This Time!

Welcome to our NEXTblog topic and the next big thing for playwriting in middle schools! Young Playwrights for Change!

Not sure what Young Playwrights for Change is or if you are ready to host your own regional playwriting competition? 634 more words


So...Have You Always Taught Math This Way?

I’ve been asked this question several times over the past 15 years or so.  Most recently at a workshop I facilitated for middle school teachers.  The short answer is no.   808 more words

Problem Solving

28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6: One Kid's Survival Guide

28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, by Catherine Austen (James Lorimer & Company, Sept. 2014). $8.95, ISBN: 9781459406193

Recommended for ages 8-12

Dave Davidson is a good kid who just wants to help his friends. 253 more words

Tween Reads

Nate, zombies and why we really need to keep better track of our kids...

This is the second novel I’ve read this week in which the main characters launch out on a midnight trip to locations they’ve talked or dreamed about. 475 more words

Children's Lit

Three Cups Project

Ileana Lavender’s Visual Arts students experiment in clay.

Middle School