Ideas for setting up interdisciplinary lessons in middle school

Interdisciplinary lessons that increase connections in learning can be particularly beneficial for the youngest middle-school students, writes middle-school language arts teacher Sarah Henchey. Enlisting colleagues in the collaborative process, starting out with small-scale projects over a broad time frame, and ensuring connections are meaningful are among Henchey's suggestions for creating these types of lessons. Henchey also suggests teachers keep the lines of communication open and celebrate their successes with students.

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