Monthly Archives: April 2016

Connecting With Students On A Maine Hiking Trail

A version of the following essay originally appeared in Middle Link, a Maine Association for Middle Level Education publication (Fall 2007, Volume 19 No. 1).  “The Way We Were” might have been a better title for this post, because today, nearly a decade later, my students, colleagues, and I take few field trips, and we […]

An Educator’s Angst About Teaching Politics This Year

Generally, during an election year, my middle-schoolers research candidates, produce political commercials, craft editorials, create newscasts, take part in mock elections, speak on behalf of “their” candidates, conduct polls, build their own political parties and platforms, interview family members about their political views, and pretty much immerse themselves in the entire political process. It’s an […]