Tomlin, D. (n.d.). The Day a Seventh Grader Gave Me the Bird.

NOT what you might be expecting! Take a few minutes to read this excellent piece that teaches us plenty about our students.I’ll never forget the time a seventh grader gave me the bird. When I caught him and the gesture, it changed me as a middle school teacher. And somehow it reminded me of the middle school characteristic that states, “Educators value young adolescents and are prepared to teach them.” What I hadn’t expected is what this student taught me that day.

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