Middle Grades


"I'll Have What She's Having": Menu Choices for Middle Schoolers

Friday, November 10
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall Roundtable 5

Middle school students are savvier than ever, and lighting their intellectual fire in the classroom is always on the gifted teacher’s agenda. Whether you are a novice or experienced educator, this presentation on summative assessment menus will help your students produce the best work possible in the gifted middle school classroom. Summative menus offer greater flexibility for both the student and teacher; when properly designed and implemented, they maintain accountability as well as interest for gifted learners.

Tolly Merrick

Social Studies teacher- middle school
Peabody School

Tolly Merrick teaches U.S. History and Government at the Peabody School in Charlottesville, VA. He has been a humanities teacher since 1994, teaching English as well as history in both public and private schools. He has taught high school and middle school students in New Mexico, California and Virginia. Drawing connections between our past and present, and making history relevant to today’s students is a focal point of his work. Originally from Baltimore, Tolly has lived with his wife and three sons in “Mr. Jefferson’s town” since 2001. He is an avid scuba diver, Ravens football fan, and Grateful Dead aficionado.


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