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Mark Dixon

Middle School Head at Montgomery School

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The Middle School environment is critical: Where will you plant your seedling?

Posted by Mark Dixon on Aug 1, 2017 10:03:36 AM

Talk to me about your Middle School experience.  What do you remember?  In what significant ways did you grow as a Middle Schooler?

The general narrative proliferated by adults and popular media in the U.S. is that the Middle School years represent the worst and most challenging stage of human development.  Some hyperbolically reference the lingering post-traumatic stress they experience to this day when they call to mind their personal journeys through “the middle years.”  Others recall uncomfortable feelings of insecurity, compounded further by the cruelty of peers wrestling through their own struggles with confidence and self-image.


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Topics: middle school, elementary school, growth

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