Need to know – 6-7-8 middle-school

From a Google search: What do I need to know about middle school

These kind of stood out on the first page … and … there were 528,000,000 more results!

Seems to be a right comprehensive site covering:

  • Adolescent brain development
  • How to talk to
  • What to expect for writing and math
  • Social life
  • Gender differences
  • Supplies list
  • Activities and worksheets

Nice summary for parents discussing:

  • They crave structure, but push against it.
  • They need to feel a sense of independence and safety at the same time.
  • They don’t think before they act.
  • Parental discipline
    • Be consistent with what you say and do.
    • You are not their friend and they don’t need you to be their friend.
    • They can rationalize things, but they are not necessarily rational.
    • Always get to know your kids friends.
  • Be in touch with your child’s teachers throughout the school year
  • Make your child bring their work home for you to see it every night.
  • Check the school website to know what’s going on.

(This website is worth a visit just to see how nicely set up and informative one can be.)

Written by middle-schoolers for middle-schoolers – a bunch of observations and tips. Could be supportive reading for your middle-schooler,

A bunch of comments posted by middle-schoolers. The variety of viewpoints is interesting and insightful.

TEDxNevada: Age 13 Hacking Education

Published on Feb 12, 2013  –  11 minute video

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.

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