Middle school is one of the most confusing and stressful times in the life of a teenager, but after years of research and consultation with the world’s professionals on the cutting edge, I have discovered the recipe for the perfect middle school. The first, and most important step, is making everything comprehensible to middle schoolers. It is a well-documented fact that middle schoolers do not understand words like “english”, “math”, “science”, or numbers 1-7. Because of this simple fact, it is best to categorize academic blocks by colors. This also helps the students relate to administration because they think that colors are hip and fun. The second shortfall of traditional middle school is rigor. The biggest enemy of adequate education is work. In such a stressful part of maturation, there is nothing less conducive to a safe learning environment than learning. We should do away with homework and mathematics and instead focus on what is really important: team building. Nothing disgusts me more than seeing a teacher assign work to their students. Instead, we should group the students into fun groups and do team building activities before singing kumbaya around the campfire.
Our middle school, unlike most, knows what they are doing and I approve wholeheartedly.
By Henry Dupont,