Discovering Truth, Beauty and Goodness with Middle Schoolers

I love it when my worlds collide. Before school started, I spent some thinking about why I love teaching Middle School students. From there, this post developed.

BLOGS @ THE BROOK

by Alicia Brummeler

In a less than a week’s time, I will stand in front of a new set of seventh graders, ready to embark on another year of learning. Some will exhibit  a deer-in-the-headlights look; others will portray a calm, cool and collected demeanor, perhaps masking a bit of fear and anxiety; some will be open enough to look excited about the coming year. I love that each year all of my students are brand new, particularly considering the social dynamics of middle school, where it helps to start with a somewhat level playing field.

But what really excites me about teaching middle schoolers are the discoveries we will make and share in the coming year. These discoveries—both implicitly and explicitly—will point students to truth, beauty, and goodness. At SBS, we believe the pursuit of these core ideas undergird what it means to be human—we simply cannot help but…

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About alwaysorange

Writer, teacher, wife and mother. Lover of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Also, dark roast coffee, home-cooked meals, good books, spending time with my family, and planning for vacations.
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2 Responses to Discovering Truth, Beauty and Goodness with Middle Schoolers

  1. Jacquelyn Wilson Grattan says:

    Oh! This one made me weep a little, too, Alicia! I’m thinking perhaps we are ALL Middle Schoolers!…no matter what decade of learning we are in.

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