In 1994 I became a middle school teacher, and have taught English & social studies in grades six through eight.
I like to think of middle school as the wonder years. Some people think they are awkward years (Don't ask me to show you my middle school yearbooks!), some people find it brave or crazy, or both, but a good middle school teacher can ease the journey. I once heard someone I greatly respect say that we walk our kids through these years. I liked that.
In this blog I will throw ideas out there that I may or may not agree with. They do not represent the opinion of my school district. They are just food for thought. The late, great George Carlin said it well:
Consider this blog a journal written in the wee hours of the morning or late in the night,
and kindly excuse any human errors.