Tag Archives: tweens

Resolving Relational Aggression in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio When I tell people that I work in a middle school, I am often met with cringes (you probably just cringed yourself!). People immediately picture themselves at that particular time in their lives and cannot help but … Continue reading

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Building Trust in the Middle School Classroom

By Liz Bergren There is nothing more important than a safe, positive, nurturing classroom environment. Learning can only take place if students feel comfortable and safe in their learning spaces. Building trust and rapport among peers in the room as … Continue reading

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Expanding the #MeToo Conversation: Discussion Prompts for Tweens and Teens About Gender, Boundaries, and Respect

Adapted from Questions & Quotes for Girls In a Jar®. The recent #metoo conversations and the increasing number of sexual assault allegations in the media bring attention to the questions of where and how we are talking with tweens and … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according to a recent study. The 2018 midterm elections … Continue reading

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#MeToo: Helping Students Understand Sexual Assault

By Liz Bergren The recent #metoo conversations and the increasing number of sexual assault allegations in the media bring attention to the questions of where and how we are teaching about topics like respect and consent in the classroom. These … Continue reading

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