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Middle Grades Review: Channeling John Dewey

In John Dewey’s educational framework, the process and product are inseparable; achieving democratic ends cannot result from undemocratic means. For him, the full humanization of people depended not upon externally imposed curriculum and management systems, but rather on responding to the intrinsic needs, interests, and powers of the individual to be educated.

Dr. Dena Simmons highlights 2021 Middle Grades Conference

The 2021 Middle Grades Conference featured Dr. Dena Simmons as keynote speaker and concurrent sessions featuring the extraordinary work of middle level educators.

The 4 E's of Teaching in a Pandemic

How can we engage, empathize, encourage, and plan for inequity while teaching through a pandemic? Reflections and considerations from a middle level educator.