In John Dewey’s educational framework, the process and product are inseparable; achieving democratic ends cannot result from undemocratic means. For him, the full humanization of people depended not upon externally imposed curriculum and management systems, but rather on responding to the intrinsic needs, interests, and powers of the individual to be educated.
Middle Grades Institute
At this personalized, week-long summer experience, educators collaborate to improve their practice through workshops, team time, modules, advisory, and consultations with young adolescents.
Middle Grades Conference
Join us in January to teach and learn with fellow middle grades educators about topics such as personal learning, education for sustainability, trauma-informed practice, and social justice at this day-long conference.
Middle Grades Review
Middle Grades Review is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal showcasing the work of scholars and practitioners in the field of middle school education.
Middle Grades Collaborative
Improving Education for Young Adolescents
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The 2021 Middle Grades Conference featured Dr. Dena Simmons as keynote speaker and concurrent sessions featuring the extraordinary work of middle level educators.
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