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Middle Schoolers are all about their social life. After all, they're just learning their own voice and striving to find their own identities. Socializing just seems to be a part of their tween and teen DNA. So is this tendency to socialize something we should be tapping into in our own classrooms? Should we be developing lessons that embrace discussion and communication, and if so, which lessons have the most bang-for-their-buck? How do we teach rigorous discussion and socialization that is standards-based? How does this change our classroom management strategies? Please share those lessons that tap into their socializing nature. We're all looking for ways to reach out to those middle children in education. Join in the discussion!