Wanting to fit in is not a new phenomena in the middle grades, writes Valentina Gonzalez. Most adolescents experience the urge to be more like their peers. The sooner kids realize how valuable their identity is – how it’s their special power – the better off they will be.
Tagged: self esteem
Middle school dean Bill Ivey says Rachel Simmons’s Enough As She Is will thoroughly illuminate and clarify what parents and teachers of girls are seeing and hearing and help those adults think through how best to be supportive as girls seek their best authentic selves.
Elizabeth Stein and Laurie Wasserman, who shared blogging responsibilities at MiddleWeb’s Two Teachers in the Room blog during 2012, share some of the timeless things that co-teachers are thankful for.