Today, a friend from my past messaged me with a picture of my 8th grade class when we were on a trip to England. I printed it out and put it up for my 8th grade students to see. It was quite a challenge for most of them deciding who I was in the group but it led to a great discussion about the drama that takes place at this age no matter if it was in the 1980's or now in the 2020's. Girls still compete over boys and best friends betray each other for attention. Everyone looks like they feel uncomfortable having their picture taken. The cliques are strong until someone is outed and then you have no one to hang with. It was a great day of connection with my students.