Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, open access venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic Education, Innovation, and Social Justice, in relation to middle grades education and early adolescence.

Teaching and Learning for Our Times 
Volume 6(1) (2020)

Editorial

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Teaching and Learning for Our Times: Editorial Remarks
James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College and Penny A. Bishop, University of Vermont

Essays

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We are All Unschoolers Now
Kathleen R. Kesson, LIU-Brooklyn

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Applying Equity Literacy’s Four Abilities to Middle Schools for the Benefit of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Matthew J. Moulton, Indiana State University

Research

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Exploring Current Practice of Using Technology to Support Collaborative Argumentation in Science Classrooms
Pi-Sui Hsu, Northern Illinois University; Saurav Mukhopadhyay; and Rakez Al-Ararah

Response

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I Found a Democratic School, Finally: A Response to “This is What Democracy Looks Like: Some Thoughts on Democratic Schools”
Gary Weilbacher, Illinois State University

Practitioner Perspective

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Moving from Inaction to Action: Challenging Homo- and Transphobia in Middle School English Language Arts
Henry (Cody) C. Miller, SUNY Brockport; Kathleen M. Olmstead, SUNY Brockport; Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, SUNY Brockport; Amy Shema, SUNY Brockport; and Natalie Svrcek, SUNY Brockport