The Graham Middle School 8th grade ELA Team was recently recognized with a Regional Best Practice award at the Ohio Middle-Level Association (OMLA) state conference in Columbus earlier this month.
The team of Mrs. Black, Ms. Buell, and Mrs. Clay was nominated by Principal Nick Guidera.
The nomination was for their unique Ted Style presentation unit that is completed near the end of the year.
The nomination read: Giving students a voice is an essential component to a successful middle school. Staying true to middle-level practices, Graham’s 8th grade ELA team has students choose something they are passionate about, research it, and prepare and present a Ted Style talk to their classrooms.
Top presenters are also chosen for the big stage in front of all their peers. The ripple effect caused by the innovation of these teachers is far-reaching.