Creating Calm in your Middle School Classroom

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In their early teens, kids can be especially prone to “anxiety and stress due to social, academic, and societal factors,” writes sixth-grade ELA and social studies teacher Kasey Short for the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

In their article "Creating Calm in Your Middle School Classroom", Emelina Minero and  Sarah Gonser reflect on how teachers can help to create calm in their classroom to help young teens cope with anxiety and stress. 

Read the article and then reflect on your understanding of the importance of a calm, safe classroom environment for middle school teens. Include any strategies you learned from the article that you plan to try or any strategies of your own which you currently use to support your young teen students. 

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