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Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Giving students the opportunity to engage intellectually with their peers

Online learning has quickly assumed a front-and-center position in high schools and colleges, having already been predicted to transform higher education forever. For younger students, its potential is less clear....
Author: Deanna Kuhn, Mariel Halpern
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Topics: Teaching
Middle School: A Critical Moment

Middle School: A Critical Moment

Ensuring students’ social-emotional needs are met

As we head into the seventh month of the epidemic, with return to school buildings being delayed across the United States, middle school students face ever increasing social-emotional and academic challenges. With...
The Successful Middle School: This We Believe

The Successful Middle School: This We Believe

An interview with authors Penny Bishop and Lisa Harrison

Middle school educators entering the profession today are seeing a slightly different landscape than the one we had in mind when AMLE last published its foundational position paper, known over the years as This We...
Author: AMLE
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Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

An African American first-year teacher on perseverance and an unwavering focus on student success

The 2%. No, I am not referring to the milk. No, I am not referring to my phone battery. The 2% indicates the percentage of African American male educators in America. As most people are aware, African American males...
Author: Brian Bowman
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Topics: Teaching
Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Lessons learned about humanity, what’s essential, and being prepared

Managing the shift to online instruction at the outset of a pandemic brings to mind the truth that we can hardly call this a “shift.” It was more of a drastic change and philosophical realignment in...
Author: Jason D. DeHart
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Topics: Teaching
Reimagining Success

Reimagining Success

It’s not about back to normal, it’s about creating our new and better story

Back in March, before I felt like an unwilling participant in the Hunger Games, I looked at The Great Pause caused by COVID-19 as an opportunity to reevaluate what I liked from my previous, unquarantined life, and...
Author: Amber Chandler
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2020 Back to School Camp in Review

2020 Back to School Camp in Review

More than 400 educators came together during our first-ever Back to School Camp to learn, brainstorm, and collaborate on the complex task that lies ahead: facilitating a safe and engaging return to school for our...
Author: AMLE
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Topics: Inspiration
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Student Success Redefined

Student Success Redefined

It’s not about a test score, it’s about taking ownership of the learning journey

Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one. --John...
Author: Jennifer Ingold
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How Do You Spell Student Success? G-r-o-w-t-h

How Do You Spell Student Success? G-r-o-w-t-h

A teacher team shares ideas for tapping into student engagement to promote growth

In room E8, at Northside Middle School in Roanoke County, Virginia, we view student success as a significant growth over previous math achievement scores. What does significant growth entail, you might ask? We...
Author: Ruby Voss, Amber Benson
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There’s Energy in the Air

There’s Energy in the Air

Using design thinking to prepare students to be leaders and changemakers

Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These are the building blocks of the design thinking process, a process that has been accessed time and time again by successful start-ups and other businesses...
Author: Jamie Silverman
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Topics: Teaching
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