Purposeful Grouping in Middle Schools: Can it be done?

This year, my school changed everything about the way we "do school." I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty awesome, but it's also been difficult to get used to doing everything differently. We moved from 4 55-minutes classes every day to a 90-minute, alternating day block schedule, with an hour built in for homeroom- an advisory … Continue reading Purposeful Grouping in Middle Schools: Can it be done?

Resisting the Imperius Curse

Recently I’ve been thinking about this scene, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: He [Harry] heard Mad-Eye Moody's voice, echoing in some distant chamber of his empty brain: Jump onto the desk... jump onto the desk...Harry bent his knees obediently, preparing to spring.  Jump onto the desk...Why, though? Another voice had awoken in … Continue reading Resisting the Imperius Curse