I reported for a story in today’s Oklahoman about single-grade centers and smaller teams within schools.
My middle school in Texas operated with a team system that was similar to what Charlie Bushyhead described as the setup at Union.
The sixth-graders at my middle school were on the “Energizer Team,” and the eighth-graders were on the “Power Team.” The seventh-graders were split between the two. Each team had its own set of core teachers, and we intermixed for electives and lunch.
What do you think of the teaming concept, or of breaking students in specific grades out into their own buildings? (Any incentive from a parent’s perspective to keep their freshmen daughters away from senior boys, perhaps?) Share your thoughts here.