Preparing the Older Grammar Student for Middle School

Research indicates that older grammer school students have particular developmental needs of which educators should be aware. This seminar will discuss some of these issues as well as the culture of your middle school.

Marion Patterson

Marion holds a B.S. in English from University and a M. S. in Education from Pensacola Christian College.

John Heaton

John Heaton has just completed his tenth year as Headmaster at New Covenant Schools, a classical Christian school serving about 335 students in Lynchburg, VA. He is a minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church with which the school is affiliated. He and his wife, Heidi, have four children in K-6th grade.

Developing a Distinctive Middle School

Middle School or Dialectic? Getting the name right is only the first question! This seminar will discuss research related to the needs of young adolescents and the particular concerns of classical educators. Topics include curriculum, advisory, exploratory, and student culture.

Marion Patterson

Marion holds a B.S. in English from University and a M. S. in Education from Pensacola Christian College.