Don’t Muddle in the Middle

The middle school years are arguably the most important years in a child’s education. The combination of changing bodies, developing minds, and complex social dynamics create a vortex of possibilities where children – if not led, supported, challenged, and inspired – can quickly become invisible, their growth held back due to missed opportunities or misplaced intention. […]

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child playing with educational materials on carpet.
The Joyful Classroom

When I was a child, the words joy and school were rarely used in the same sentence. Today, as I look around our BCD elementary school building, joyful is the first adjective that comes to my mind.   Believe it or not, our teachers put quite a bit of intention into creating joyful learning experiences for our students. Before school […]

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