A View from the Middle
Welcome to A View from the Middle by Corinna Crafton, Head of Middle School, a blog featuring interesting educational observations and commentary.
Early last spring, when COVID was newly-arrived and we were all just beginning to figure out how we could teach and learn remotely, I shared with students a bit of wisdom from Mr. Rogers: "Look for the helpers.”
A pillar of our Middle School program is service to and learning from others. Churchill’s words are especially appropriate when we consider the many ways our students serve and learn within and beyond the W+H community.
We tell our children and each other that there are silver linings to be found amidst adversity. Our current struggle is a mighty one, the adversary powerful and ruthless. Yet, this war, too, shall pass.
Middle school-aged students crave two things seemingly to be at odds with each other. They want ardently to be seen as and recognized as individuals yet fear being perceived as different.
Today’s Middle School blog marks a departure from my past approaches. I have enjoyed sharing highlights and developments regarding a particular aspect of the important work we do in Middle School.
It is my privilege to share this month’s blog with a member of our Student Government and Publications team this year. Ms. Oluwagbemisola “Gbemi” Olarewaju ’24 is a leader of our Student Government group and writes about the ways our students demonstrate global engagement through