Middle School Students: Stories and Lessons


The following video and print support covers topics in the following social and emotional learning (SEL) topics

  • Attendance and Achievement
  • Culturally Responsive Education (CRE)
Dwayne’s Story

Dwayne describes how it took the help of his friend, mom, cousin and English teacher to turn his life around at a crucial time before he joined a gang.

Lesson Plans
The three lesson plans below explore different facets of the topic explored in the main story/video.
Teachers can select to do one, two, or all three lessons.

A Deeper Look and Reflection Pages
The Deeper Look videos explore the topic from different points of view. Each Deeper Look video is accompanied by printable Reflection Pages that can be used in classroom discussions or as written assignments as well as teacher professional development and parent support materials.