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3 Ways to Build and Award Character in Your Middle School Students

What is your middle school doing to encourage and reward good character? This is a question many middle schools have to ponder and answer. Character education units in a health or social studies class are one solution. Pledge murals may be another answer. Some schools hang banners in hallways with character attributes. We’ve got a  Continue Reading »

10 Things to Know About Customizing Your Products

Products that feature your school name and/or mascot are must-have items for any middle school. Follow these 10 tips and tricks to create custom products for your middle school.   Customization Steps 1. Choose the product you want to customize. 2. Pick your school colors. 3. Find your mascot. Seach our graphic library on andersonsmiddlezone.com  Continue Reading »

5 New Ways to Practice Character with Your Students

With all the social and peer pressures that your middle school students face, it is important to remind them of what they can do and be. Teach your students the importance of character and self-talk during Character Week. Use one character trait for each day of Character Week, and encourage students to practice that trait  Continue Reading »

Middle School Milestone: The Completion Ceremony

Start a new tradition at your middle school with a completion ceremony, a once-in-a-lifetime milestone! A completion ceremony is similar to a high school graduation ceremony, but can be much less formal. Completion ceremonies are not so much about marking the end of a student’s middle school years, but the beginning of the transition into  Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Stretch Your Student Awards Budget

Student awards are great for inspiring and motivating your elementary school students, but awards can get expensive if you have several award ceremonies throughout the year or you use them every day in your school or individual classrooms. Here are 5 easy ways to save money on student awards without depriving your kids of the  Continue Reading »

10 Easy Steps to Planning A Year-end Awards Banquet

The end of the school year is the perfect time to single out your students for exceptional academic, artistic, and athletic achievements. Handing out awards at a year-end awards banquet not only provides student recognition, a banquet is also a great way to motivate your students so they keep up the great work for the  Continue Reading »

What’s New? 10 Hot New Products from Anderson’s

It’s 2014! A new calendar year means there is only half a school year left. Even though your middle school students may view that fact as a positive thing, as a middle school educator we know you have a limited amount of time right now to finish lesson plans, motivate middle school students, and hand  Continue Reading »

Year-End Student Award and Recognition Ideas

All achievements are worth celebrating; find a reason to honor every student. High School awards ceremonies are in full swing. While some students look forward to the occasion, recognition of their accomplishments is a big deal, others shy away. The event can feel awkward and even shameful; a reminder of their shortcomings. Why not celebrate  Continue Reading »