Jill & Colleen

Buddy System

Middle school students buddy up with younger grades all the time for prayer and camaraderie, but teachers are experimenting with literature connections as well — developing modified flip books to share stories.

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Device Dilemma

Our greatest resource is also our biggest crutch. The final result of extended screen time is yet to be determined, but everyone recognizes the challenge at hand — mental health challenges, shorter attention spans, inability to work well with others, etc. Awareness is step number one.

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Refresh and Renew

At this stage of the year, everyone can use a refresh. This is a perfect time of year to redecorate classroom walls, declutter desks and shelves and rotate classroom resources to keep the kids interested and surprised. Lean into peers and what they learned at spring PD for new ideas.

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