How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade --> Freshman Seminars for the transition from middle to high school are helping students learn valuable skills for succeeding in high school.
In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.
UNDERSTANDING: Grade: 8 TEACHER RESOURCE This would be an excellent resource for a teacher to have in order to prepare their grade 8 students for high school. The teacher could simply post 3 words per week, and spend 10 minutes explaining what they are.