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Why Middle School Teachers Should Embrace Music in all Content Areas

May 28, 2021 8:28:23 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Music, Secondary Education

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These days, music isn’t just for music class.  At least, it shouldn't be.  

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Helping New Middle-Schoolers Read for Information and Retention

May 13, 2021 9:06:53 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Secondary Education

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Early middle school is an important transitional time in a young person’s academic life. “It bridges the gap between elementary school, where a child learns how to read and be a student, and high school, where [they] will take on the full responsibilities of being a young adult.” (Institute of Reading Development, 2019)

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Pandemic Challenges Require SEL Solutions Designed for Today’s Adolescents

Apr 23, 2021 10:39:55 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in SEL, Secondary Education

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On February 2, 2021 NPR reported on the death of Anthony Orr. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony missed all of the rites of passage that should have been the culmination of his senior year of high school. His parents said he seemed fine and happy, but in August of 2020, Anthony tragically took his own life.

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Learning Beyond the Classroom

Feb 10, 2021 10:25:10 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Student Leadership, Secondary Education, College & Career Readiness

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When it comes to addressing 21st-century skills such as problem solving, decision making, and collaboration, students have been challenged by the virtual and hybrid learning environments. We know that students develop a broader skill set when engaging in real-world challenges. How to provide outside experiences that foster engagement and interest is the goal as we create a learning environment that enriches students’ development and skills.

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Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Begins in the Classroom

Dec 30, 2020 10:04:20 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Student Leadership, Secondary Education

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The role of school is not purely academic learning—educators are focused on the whole child, or the idea of the academic and social-emotional needs of students. Research shows that a traditional academic model alone doesn’t prepare students for success in the information age. Embedding 21st-century skills as part of any curriculum helps prepare students for a modern world and workforce. Ranging from the ability to collaborate with others, to critical thinking, to creativity, 21st-century skills prepare students for a world where the jobs they will likely hold don’t yet exist or will drastically change with technological advances.

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