7 12, 2021

Life and Learning at CELC Middle School of Branford

2021-12-07T17:08:37-04:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Home Page Announcements|Tags: , |

CELC Middle School (pronounced /selk/) offers experientially-based teaching as a way for students to involve themselves in learning beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. Learners are invited to participate in a strategically-designed format which integrates the student’s academic study with field experiences. Students explore the essential questions that unite broad areas of knowledge, relate [...]

21 10, 2021

Middle School Starts with an Expedition!

2021-10-21T22:58:26-04:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Home Page Announcements, Travel and Field Experiences|

Traveling is an integral part of CELC Middle School’s curriculum, having no fewer than two extended travel components during each academic year.  This year for CELC’s beginning-of-the-year adventure students spend a week at Kroka Expeditions in Marlow, New Hampshire.             The idea that “life happens outside of one’s comfort zone” matches CELC’s experience-based program, as [...]

23 09, 2021

When Middle School Works – Impressions from a Middle School Specialist

2021-09-23T17:56:14-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Home Page Announcements|

So often the middle school years are considered awful.  Reasons for this can vary, but most adults associate that time in their lives with a sense of precariousness, and for some, even extreme anxiety.  When stating during conversation that I am a middle school teacher, it often is met with ‘oh, you must be a [...]

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