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Teaching Middle School, Week 4: Exhausted

I’d hoped that I’d be adjusting to the energy expenditure of teaching middle school by now.

But I haven’t.

I was totally exhausted when I got up Wednesday morning, wondering how I’d manage to get through the day. 291 more words


So Why is Shakespeare So Important?

Inevitably, when it comes to reading Shakespeare, the question is always this: Ms. Burgess, why are we reading Shakespeare, and why are you making us read it in… 497 more words

Middle School

Making an Impact

Sometimes the most significant impact you can make is being present in someone’s life. For many children, having an adult show up and invest in their lives is the very catalyst they need for a successful future. 264 more words

Junior Achievement

Media Celebrity Bowling

Change, determination, and innovation are what steered Junior Achievement of Western New York to the hearts of local media talents. In Buffalo, NY, local media celebrities compete in a five-frame bowling showdown, during the Media Celebrity Bowling Challenge. 201 more words


Like science news with a fun spin? Check out Brain Bug Mag!

I’m always trying to get kids to read. It’s a librarian, it’s what I do. I’m also constantly on the lookout for fun ways to get them creating and learning about science – yes, I’m one of those STEM/STEAM wannabe librarians. 386 more words

Tween Reads

Junior Achievement Declares January JA Alumni Month

Junior Achievement USA® Seeking Stories from Former JA Students

Junior Achievement USA (JA) declared January as JA Alumni Month, Powered by The Hartford. The initiative is an effort to reconnect with the nearly 100 million people who participated in Junior Achievement programs while in grades K through 12 since the organization’s founding. 148 more words

Junior Achievement

My first week as a middle school teacher

I began a second teaching career last week. One that I’m sure I said I’d never try (my mama always warned me, “Never say never”). 630 more words