I know much, much more about middle schoolers now.
Which is to say, I know something about middle schoolers now.
Precious little of the knowledge I possessed about middle schoolers was of any use whatsoever in the 2021 iteration of American public education.
That’s how fast things have changed.
Pedagogical approaches that were pitch perfect teaching successes in 2020 were disastrously depressing failures in the 2021 classroom.
I have all manner of whiplash from my American life.