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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

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  • Wanderlust

    I have been struck with a serious case of Wanderlust. After traveling to Bozeman, Montana for five days with a one-day stopover in Long Beach, followed by a week on the Kona Coast of Hawaii, I find I am dreaming about where I can travel to next (and yes, I totally recognize that the later part of that sentence is enviable – we owe it all to Papa!). I have been reminded that there is an unparalleled excitement to experiencing new places, people, foods and history! Which leads me to the reason why yesterday afternoon was so memorable! Two other moms of fifth-graders initiated a brainstorm. We collected our band of kiddos and invited them to think about activities they have Read More
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