Category: middleschool

We are Always 2 Questions Away…

Earlier this week, we got a call to one of our teacher’s classrooms to get some help in dealing with a ‘disruptive’ student. When I arrived, the teacher greeted me at the door with a very perplexed and slightly frustrated look on her face. She…

Do Your Students Know?

I was struck by this message posted on one of my teacher’s whiteboard last week. There was a substitute in this teacher’s room and I was checking to make sure our class was on point. As I scanned the room, I saw this note…

It Became a Little Clearer Today..,

The two social studies teachers from our two 6th grade teams collaborated to create this unique learning opportunity. To help make a great connection for their unit on recent history in India, Maria O’Connor arranged for this Skype lesson/presentation with an 18 year college…

One of My Teachers Built a Hovercraft with His Students – No Big Deal

As a middle school administrator I work hard at keeping a good poker face and on the surface, at least appearing that I’m not amazed or ‘shook’ regularly. But when one of my new teachers first told me his plans to build a hovercraft…

One of My Defining Days

I had one of those days this week that helped remind me why I became an educator and why I’ve always worked with kids. The Meeting Wednesday, at our principals meeting, three of our assistant superintendents met with me and four other middle school…

Spanish Quiz Bowl 2013 – QSM

Quien Sabe Mas!  Saturday March 9th was a great day at Spring Lake Middle School! We had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Spanish Quiz Bowl for all middle schools in Cumberland County! This was a first for me! This was a cultural celebration…