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Eighth Grade Moves Up, thanks to John Dewey

The Class of 2021 has finished its middle school years and is getting ready for high school.

On June 12, we celebrated this rite of passage at our Middle School Moving Up event. 974 more words

Values Connection

Midweek Reading: Trauma, Kids, and Schools

We are hard at work on the next installment of our series, Small Stones Interviews. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not still treating ourselves to some reading worth sharing. 319 more words

Tom Cruise's Risky Business co-star revealed that he wasn't the innocent, Bible-reading square that he appeared

We’ve never heard a whole lot about Tom Cruise’s personal life, particularly as it pertains to women. But you have to wonder how in the world he was able to keep something as outrageous as girls lined up outside of his hotel room (and not to go over lines) while he was filming… 314 more words

Retro

Potheads, Run!

My childhood was filled with stories of friendship, fun, and lucky happenings. This is possibly the most famous story to describe my group of friends. 1,903 more words

Real Life Dezz Story

The 50-Word Story, A Challenge (Write Every Day 18)

Teaching middle school writers is a balance between getting them started and teaching them to edit.  Some middle schoolers will write on and on forever, if given the time, wanting to write the “Great American Novel.” They will ramble and roll through plot until it is a maze of confusion. 376 more words

Writing

Book Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

By Awnali Mills

Chase Ambrose fell off his roof onto his head, and lost his memory.  He doesn’t know who HE is, much less everyone standing around his hospital bed.  347 more words

Book Review

Three Things Thursday

I’m a big fan of reading for pleasure.  And while I think that is incredibly important for everyone, I also believe we need to read to grow and to be challenged in our profession.  408 more words

High School