Why Do Many Kids Start Out Loving School and Grow to Hate It

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Jan 22 2018 10 mins   36
We've all seen the well-documented trend where kids who were eager learners in the early grades, become apathetic about school in middle school and above. What's really going on with this dynamic?

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Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.