This article will examine how post covid fatigue has impacted many students in the middle school classroom and how the integration of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework through curriculum can be beneficial for engagement. It will also review strategies teachers can use with students that are struggling to make meaningful connections with traditional curriculum. It will also briefly highlight a newly piloted Persona unit in the Language Arts classroom and provide resources teachers can use to teach this unit.

Author Bio

Lindsay Diem is a seventh grade language arts teacher at Warner Middle School in the Farmington Public School District. She has been teaching for the past sixteen years. For questions, comments or additional information please contact her at .



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