It’s hard keeping track of all of the tech that is out there these days. A lot of times our digital-native children know new apps and tools before parents do! Fortunately, there are some easy tips that will make parenting an adolescent in the 21st century a little easier.
Since last year, Shorecrest has sought to expand its curriculum by experimenting with the use of projects, rather than lectures, in teaching. Projects, unlike lectures, are built around the idea of students cooperatively working to learn subjects. As part of a new initiative, each Upper School teacher is required to work in at least one project into his or her curriculum.
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: