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Creating Your Own Destiny: Teaching the Importance of Effort

Creating Your Own Destiny: Teaching the Importance of Effort

Lynn is an eighth grade student struggling through several of her courses; pre-Algebra is her biggest challenge. Until now, she has gotten by with acceptable grades, but this year she has found her classes much more...
Author: Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
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The Relationship between Curriculum-based Measures in Oral Reading Fluency and High-Stakes Tests for Seventh Grade Students

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between oral reading fluency and performance on a statewide reading achievement test for middle grades students. Participants in this study were 75 seventh...
Author: Sawyer A. Hunley, Susan C. Davies, Christina R. Miller
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Examining Response to a One-to-One Computer Initiative: Student and Teacher Voices

The impact of a one-to-one computing initiative at a Midwestern urban middle school was examined through phenomenological research techniques focusing on the voices of eighth grade students and their teachers....
Author: Mark G. Storz, Amy R. Hoffman
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The Role of Sociability Self-Concept in the Relationship between Exposure to and Concern about Aggression in Middle School

This study examined middle grades students' sociability self-concept and their perceptions about feeling safe at school. Participants' (N = 420) exposure to school aggression and concern about the potential for...
Author: Janice Williams Miller
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A Path Analysis of the Relationship Among Critical Motivational Variables and Achievement in Reform-Oriented Mathematics Curriculum

This study investigated the relationship among critical motivational variables and mathematics achievement as middle grades students engaged in a reform-oriented curriculum, Mathematics in Context. We tested 327...
Author: James A. Middleton, Aisling Leavy, Lars Leader
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Tags: Math

Using Team Time Effectively

The hardest part of taming a team is to keep everyone on task and focused during team meetings. Just as in the circus, a middle school team meeting can have several things going on at the same time. Teachers are...
Author: Jack C. Berckemeyer
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Writing to Learn: Using Poetry in Two Voices

In his 1985 book Joyful Noises, Paul Fleischman compared the life of a queen bee and a worker bee, and poetry in two voices was born. Many teachers since then have taught students to read and write poems in two...
Author: Lesley Roessing
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Violence Prevention

A position paper of the Association for Middle Level Education

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) strongly supports President Obama’s call to action to prevent future acts of violence in our nation’s public schools. We especially know first-hand what is...
Author: AMLE Board of Trustees
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A Unit of Study Approach for Teaching Common Core State Standards for Writing

A Unit of Study Approach for Teaching Common Core State Standards for Writing

A unit of study can provide a framework that fosters student engagement with writing tasks.

Middle grades students write—daily. They text, pass notes, send e-mails, blog, and post updates on Facebook. At the center of students' non-academic writing are their day-to-day thoughts, stories, and...
Bring Class Discussions to Life

Bring Class Discussions to Life

"Beuller? Beuller?" Look in on class discussions today and what you'll see (I hope) is a far cry from the classroom of gaping-mouthed, drooling, blank-faced students in the John Hughes 1986 film Ferris Beuller's Day...
Author: Rick Wormeli
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