New Resolutions

January 6th, 2022|

For many years, January 1 corresponded with the removal of one unhealthy food from my diet in an attempt to improve how and what I eat. This yielded some positive results. It has been more
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Midterms in Middle School

December 16th, 2021|

One of our primary goals throughout a student's time in middle school is to prepare them for the increasing academic challenges of high school. To this end, we gradually phase in larger, cumulative midterm
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Service Learning Projects

December 2nd, 2021|

The middle schoolers have been learning about service learning this week! We have discussed different types of projects they could complete, from direct, person-to-person service learning projects like serving food in a homeless shelter
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Figure It Out

December 2nd, 2021|

In the Ditmore household, we’ve entered the treacherous territory of having a new walker among us. As our one-year-old Freddie’s stocky legs haphazardly move him around the room, I’m finding myself constantly scanning for
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Microaggressions

November 18th, 2021|

My mother’s forty-four year career with our federal government began at the Atomic Energy Commission, where she served as an environmental analyst. After a few years, she found her way to the Nuclear Regulatory
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Raising Digital Natives

November 4th, 2021|

Over the past few weeks, TDS hosted three virtual sessions with Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. In all, more than 350 parents from nine
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Reading is Everything

October 28th, 2021|

It’s the end of the first quarter, which means it’s time for my annual proclamation that reading is everything, and I can’t overstate the benefits of modeling healthy reading habits at home. In Reader’s
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