Why and How to Teach Organization Skills to Middle School Students
The transition from elementary school to middle school can be overwhelming for many students. Here are specific organization strategies to help middle school students be successful.
I Went Undercover at My Son’s Middle School and This Is What I Want Parents to Know
When the author (a teacher) began volunteering at her son's middle school, she was shocked by the lack of academic rigor. There were few classes offered for students who needed to be challenged. Technology and engineering were not taught, and kids spend large chunks of time on their cell phones.
How Parents Can Improve Middle School for Their Introverted Kids
Many introverted adults recall hating middle school. As parents, though, they have the power to improve it for their own kids. By pushing teachers and administrators to include lesson plans and extracurricular activities that address the needs of introspective students, they can have a huge impact.
Science Fair Projects Using Lego Mindstorms: Bomb Detecting Robot
Looking for a winning middle school science fair project? Here are the full instructions to assemble and use a robot made from NXT Lego Mindstorms.
Seeing Asian-Americans: Great Chapter Books for Tweens
Here is a list of the best books for children ages 8-12 which feature Asians and Asian-American characters. There is a little something for everyone: mystery, fantasy, kung fu, and funny stories.
31 Classic Short Stories for Middle School Students
Popular short stories for students and teenagers. Great choices for those new to the short story and experienced readers.
How to Survive Middle School: A Parent's Guide
Is your child having problems in middle school? If you feel like you are going through those awful years all over again, learn how to survive middle school from a parent's (and MSW's) perspective. You are not alone!