The mission of The Learning Cafe is to empower young people with strong communication skills, great ideas, and never ending courage to use their voices to change the world.

I want to welcome you to our class website, TheLearningCafe.org. We have a great time progressing though our 8th Grade Curriculum. We learn though interaction in our class.

A starting goal is to equip students with independent learning skills and create momentum towards increased engagement in the teaching and learning process.

Working with our team of teachers, co-teachers, and support staff, we nurture students to take steps toward becoming thought leaders, using literature and written communication as a vehicle; we provide multiple experiences of exploration and learning; and we facilitate interests in the context of our English and Language Arts curriculum

Build Meaningful Relationships

After a year classmates share a  boat-load of teaching and learning experiences. Meaningful relationships in our learning community are rewarded with many great memories in 8th grade.


Your Contribution Matters

In our learning lab each of us has a very specific purpose. Your unique gifts, talents, and interests are important. You see, every person in the room, you, me, Mr. Cronin and anyone else we’re lucky enough to work with, becomes a pathway of insight for everyone else to learn from each and every day.  I’m looking forward to collaborating with you learning from your unique perspective of the world!!!

In order for me to understand you a bit better you’ll be taking surveys throughout the year on various topics. Below is a short survey on technology. Some questions can be answered in multiple choice while other are short answer response. Please answer these questions in a way that helps me learn about your technology access.

It’s was created through Google Doc and the only people who will know the answers on our short survey are you and me.

Click Here to Take a Quick Survey, “Technology Survey”

Here’s a Sample of the Types of Videos to Come…

The 5 Minute Study Strategy


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