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New England League of Middle Schools are leaders in promoting middle level best practices by providing collaborative learning experiences that support students’ intellectual, academic, social, and emotional growth and success. 

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Learning How to Kiss a Frog is a classic which explains the characteristics of early adolescence in warm, down to earth terms. The book is a great resource for parents of middle school students, as well as for middle-level educators making decisions on curriculum and school organization.

Author, Dr. James P. Garvin is a former Executive Director of the New England League of Middle Schools as well as a past President of Association for Middle Level Education. Dr. Garvin has successfully guided numerous teachers, parents, and students through the frog pond of early adolescents.

Printed/Published by NELMS

Price: $12.00 (plus shipping)  Bulk Pricing is available.

Contact to order your copy! Please make sure to include your contact information in the email (name, mailing address and telephone number).

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