A Harry Potter Manifesto

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The day I started teaching eighth grade Spanish, I tried to remember the last time I had a conversation with a middle school student. And I realized it must have been when I was still in middle school. But who would really choose to spend any length of time with a thirteen year-old? Even fellow teachers would dramatically roll their eyes and say something like, “You poor thing. Eighth graders? I wouldn’t go back to junior high if they paid… Read More