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Middle School Memories

The “worst years of your life”? Well, maybe. But it isn’t all bad. Here we share some of our favorite middle school memories. Ellen When I was in the 6th grade, my homeroom teacher taught science, and kept gerbils in her classroom. Each week, a different student was responsible for feeding and caring for the […]

Favorite Science Class Memories

We all know the saying, “Reading, writing and arithmetic.” But what about science? And while we love the places books can transport us to, or how important math skills are when we need to mentally crunch some quick numbers, biology and chemistry classes shed new light on things in our daily lives that we take […]

Our 4 Favorite Banned Books

It’s Banned Books Week, so to celebrate, we’re defending some of our favorite divisive books. Conventional wisdom suggests that banning a book makes people all the more likely to read it and see what the fuss is all about (whether that creates profits for the authors is debatable). Conventional wisdom also suggests that a student […]