The Middle School-The Society Project

The Society Project

in the Time of Climate Change

Wendell Berry wrote: “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” A place is as much a community of shared values as it is a physical environment and the Middle School set out to discover how their community is responding to the threat and reality of climate change. The Society Project is the centerpiece of this exploration. For the project, students selected, interviewed and photographed a member of the wider Brattleboro community and created a digital montage. The interview and resulting montage focused on how the individual in both their work and life addresses climate change.

The resulting series of short films reveals a committed, aware, and involved community who care deeply about the future of Brattleboro and the world.

November 19, 7 – 8:30pm: Four Steps to Responsibility with Love and Logic, “Raising Problem Solvers”

Presented by Sara Donahue, MSW, LICSW

This workshop is geared to caretakers of students in Lower El, Upper El, and Middle School, as they encounter the tricky situations that naturally arise for young people, both within and outside the school day. Participants will learn strategies for becoming a “Consultant Parent” with respect to the specific skill of teaching problem-solving to kids. The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to share ideas, gain new skills, and access a framework for teaching problem-solving in the home through empathy, thoughtful questions, and a redulated approach.

*This is an adult only event. We set the later time of this event to accommodate working families, and hope that families can arrange for one caregiver to attend and others to be home with children. 

November 7, 5:30 – 7:30pm: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood, “How to Mean Business Without Being Mean”

Presented by Sara Donahue, MSW, LICSW

This Workshop for Toddler and Children’s House Caretakers (children ages 0-6), is an opportunity to gain support, learn some new tools and specific strategies for setting limits with children and handling challenging behavior, while also teaching responsibility. The workshop will offer participants an overview of the Love and Logic principles and some user-friendly skills and resources to take home.

*This is an adult only event. We set the later time of the event to accommodate working families, and hope that families can arrange for one caregiver to attend and others to be home with children.