Mrs. Harrison's Webpage
Mrs. Harrison's Webpage
Welcome to ACMS Social Studies!
Hi, Bulldogs! I'm Mrs. Harrison, a Social Studies co-teacher in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I've taught middle school for 13 years in Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana. I'm originally from Columbus, so it's great to be back here teaching again! My husband, Blair, is a high school football coach, and we have two sons: Blair, Jr. (6) and Brewton (4). We also have a sweet basset hound named Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and a cat named Smokey (my husband is from Tennessee...Go Vols!).
I have a few personal beliefs about educating middle school students that I'd like to share with you, if for no other reason that to provide insight into how I operate as an educator. One of the most important messages I convey to students on a regular basis is that I provide for students what they need to succeed. This might not look the same for everyone. What one student requires to achieve success may be vastly different from that of another student. Sometimes, students believe that a classmate has an unfair advantage due to receiving a support that is not provided to everyone. Always remember that in order to be fair, everyone should have the tools they need to achieve success. We are all different and all coming to the table with different sets of skills and abilities, but we can all achieve the same learning goals when provided with a structured and monitored support system unique to our own needs. Also important to note is this fact: No one knows everything. I certainly don't. The students don't. We are here to learn. We should be open to receiving information, and with this information comes a need for patience and respect. Middle school minds are not yet set in their beliefs about the world; they are pliable and easily influenced. As an educator, I take great care in presenting information to students in consideration of the fact that their viewpoints and beliefs are constantly changing. It's more important than ever to provide content in an unbiased, impartial method. In Social Studies, this is a daunting task, particularly when it comes to historical (and current) events including religious, ethnic, and political topics. Always remember that our primary goal is to learn, and it would be ignorant to avoid learning about controversial or difficult topics just to maintain a particular comfort level. Knowledge equips us to face a difficult and changing world, and as an educator, I am proud to say that I participate in growing the minds of future leaders.
I am here to support all students, so I hope you will contact me if you have concerns or questions about your child's Social Studies classes, grades, or assignments. To reach me, please use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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