Information on this page includes educational resources that were presented to the Reuther Middle School staff during professional development and/or collegial conversations. Suggestions can be given for additions to the page.

authentic learning experiences

The National Association of Secondary School Principals states…
“We know that sixth graders who do not attend school regularly, exhibit poor behavior, or fail math or English are very likely to drop out before graduation from high school. If these ‘early warning signs’ go unheeded, students often become discouraged and begin to think of themselves as dropouts long before they actually leave school. According to ACT, the level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on the students’ college and career readiness upon graduation from high school than anything that happens academically in high school.”


What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets by Katrina Schwartz
Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn by Katrina Schwartz
The Structures of Growth: Learning Is No Easy Task  by David Brooks

Book Club

Five Minds for the Future by Howard Garner

Teacher Talk