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The Dreaded GRE.

My first memory of pondering college happened in eighth grade during my eighth period, Advanced Algebra II Diff. class. Ms. Hajj was teaching something algebra related on the projector, and I was not listening. 1,066 more words

A Thought

#Regram that: Instagram for the student reader

Ooooooh, social media. The big bad wolf of the Internet and arch nemesis of the classroom teacher. I’m pretty sure the words social media just triggered a flashback of classrooms of days past filled with kids glued to Facebook or snickering from the last Snapchat they just opened; those kids totally weren’t laughing at your witty commentary during your latest book talk, but of a meme their friend just DM’d them. 674 more words

YA Lit


I fell in love in middle school.

It wasn’t a ‘love at first sight’ type of love

or even a storybook romance

but it is my love story and… 446 more words

Surprising Bumbling Bea Reviews

When Bumbling Bea was first published, I was very surprised by the reviews. I hoped middle school students would enjoy the story, but I never considered readers of all ages (some as young as seven and one a sixty-five year old grandma) would appreciate it, too. 313 more words

Austin Prep To Hold Middle School Open House On April 5

READING, MA — The Middle School at Austin Preparatory School (101 Willow Street, Reading) is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 5 at 9am for families of boys and girls interested in grades six through eight.  224 more words


This Is Not Okay - March 24, 2017

I am dropping all formalities, this is not okay. He was only a kid, he was only in seventh grade, he was only a boy… 246 more words


Test Prep Information for Parents

Every year around this time there is a shift in the education world from normal homework and routines to the dreaded test prep. Many teachers have been doing test prep all year long, but use this “crunch” time to make sure that students are fully prepared. 1,103 more words