Full episode
449: Middle School
Act Six

Grande with Sugar

Ira speaks with Shannon Grande, a teacher at Rise Academy in Newark, about a seventh grader who had all sorts of problems with behavior and hygiene and schoolwork. In order to help turn him around, Grande had to harness the power of peer pressure for good. This story came from Elizabeth Green, author of the book Building a Better Teacher. (7 minutes)

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