Middle school students pose unique challenges when teaching. Since a middle schooler’s life often revolves around social demands, educators need to strive to keep them engaged in the classroom. By designing instructional methods and interdisciplinary projects that allow students to express their voice and opinions, they can achieve more. My sixth grade team’s Make a Difference project is one such project. By giving students the opportunity to make a difference about a cause that matters to them, they work to use their math, research, and writing skills to create awareness campaigns to try to make a difference in their community.
Community of Scholars Day, Lesley University, middle school, community and school, social action
Contini, Kathryn, "Making a Difference" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 32.