Hello! I taught middle school lang. arts and Spanish for seven years after I graduated from college, and I loved it. Once my first child was born I started substitute teaching, which I did for the next 12 years. For the past six years I've been teaching at-risk college students and I haven't set foot in a middle school during those years. I'd like to return to teaching this fall and I've renewed my license, but I'm terrified. I'm working on my resume and cover letter, and I don't know what the current trends are in middle level education that I should highlight? Are there books, curriculum styles, teaching approaches, methods that are trendy right now? When I left the classroom in 2000, it was all about team-teaching so I had a lot of experience with teaming, interdisciplinary units, etc. Other than that, I don't know what I should be reading up and talking about in interviews as I return to it nearly 20 years later. If anyone has some insights, I would really appreciate it!