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Advisory Is Essential–But It Isn’t Everything
March 3, 2016
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“Good schooling is built on the oldest idea around: you learn by the company you keep.” ~ Deborah Meier, NYU Professor of Education & Small Schools Reform Advocate   One mantra in my work as Wildwood’s Outreach Director is “Advisory is Essential.” Those words emphasize that caring, positive relationships among students and with the caring […]
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The Poetics of Scheduling
June 5, 2014
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Hello Wildwood Middle School! It has been a long time since my last post for Centered in the Middle, as I’ve been deep in the good work of finishing up the school year, and bringing to a close some of the year-long projects that we’ve been working on. One of those projects, a revision of […]
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Living in the Future
February 26, 2014
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With a mechanical whirr, the robot lurches across an unfamiliar landscape, its treads digging in to provide traction as it follows its programmed course. The robot’s operator, checking its progress against the numbers on her screen, tsks in frustration: the robot has veered off the fairway and into a sand trap. She reaches down to […]
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How We Start
September 3, 2013
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Welcome to Centered in the Middle, a blog I’ll be writing monthly to share with our parent community some musings from and about Wildwood middle school. The idea for this blog came about in part from parents, who over and over again during the summer requested that we create a medium through which to share […]