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Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis is the Head of Middle School at Shorecrest, an independent private school in St. Petersburg, FL. He holds a BA in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a member of the Shorecrest community since 2003 when he joined the school as an 8th Grade English teacher and soccer coach.
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Recent Posts

Classroom Design to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Sep 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Middle School has changed dramatically from when I first stepped foot into Westwood Middle back in the 1980’s. While technology is a driving factor in the changes, the majority of improvements come from a better understanding of how students learn and what their needs are. From teachers looking to improve their classroom experience to families shopping for the best school for their student, here are four tips for designing a more engaging classroom.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Middle School, Education Best Practice

Middle School: The Age of Opportunity

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Jan 4, 2016 10:34:00 AM

The negatives of middle school are plastered across the media spectrum; in fact, the best-selling author James Patterson even has a widely popular book titled, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

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Topics: Middle School, Parenting

7 Technology Tips for Parenting Adolescents

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Dec 1, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Middle school can be a challenging and trying time - that holds for parents just as much as students. Parenting adolescents is complicated by the many opportunities and challenges that 21st century technology allows. While students are often very savvy using technology, they often do not have the maturity to make the right decisions. As the holidays approach, when many students get new tech or tech upgrades, here are some general guidelines and reminders for parenting middle school children:

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Topics: Middle School, Parenting, Technology