Tag Archives: middle school

At Play

With school supplies already on store shelves and in newspaper ads, autumn is looming!  It is a good time to remember how valuable unstructured play and long summer days can be for our young people before they head back to … Continue reading

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Being Brave and Bold

Awkward middle schoolers gaining confidence and becoming brave— two great graphic novels about this transition are my focus today, inspired by current events. How do young people learn to be brave and bold?  I have been thinking about this since … Continue reading

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Mighty Small? Not at All

Springing into summer, we Minnesotans see bugs everywhere.  Mosquitoes, those tiny terrors, have yet to be out in full force, but ants trail along sidewalks and beetles bustle in gardens.  Out past my suburban home, farmers are readying their crops … Continue reading

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