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Middle School Reopening Strategies

Middle School Reopening Strategies

Ideas from a Canadian school on safe school opening this fall

As school districts across the United States and Canada develop guidelines for school opening this fall, there will be varying strategies required. Most school districts are considering one of three potential...
Author: Bill Garner
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A Template for PLC Conversations during Distance Learning

A Template for PLC Conversations during Distance Learning

I am encouraged to look for the silver lining. Last Spring, when schools closed their doors for the 2019-2020 school year, in most cases without proper goodbyes, a silver lining was hard to find. As schools prepare...
Author: Anthony S. Golding
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Do Your Instructional Materials Support an Uncertain Return to School?

Do Your Instructional Materials Support an Uncertain Return to School?

A resource for reflection and planning

Right now, school systems across the country are planning for a variety of possibilities for the fall: in-school, remote learning, or a hybrid approach. The truth is we just don’t know what school will look...
Author: Jess Box
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Topics: Teaching
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Questions Before Opening Schools

Questions Before Opening Schools

Real issues, realistic solutions

With so many things happening in our world and in our country, now is the time to talk about some of the transformational changes that need to occur within our schools. Each facet of society will need to make changes...
Author: Jack Berckemeyer, Kim Campbell, Dedra Stafford
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Zooming In on Middle School Teachers

Zooming In on Middle School Teachers

Teaching Remotely

Read about burnout, back-up plans, and the surprisingly sweet moments of connection teachers have experienced firsthand in our “Zooming In” interview series. In this series, four teachers share their...
Author: AMLE
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Topics: Teaching
A View from the Ground

A View from the Ground

Middle school teachers navigating online teaching in the time of COVID-19

In March 2020, most school districts in the US moved to fully online instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this radical and unprecedented change, middle school teachers have had to adjust to the...
Author: Daniel M. Levin, Ariana Lulli, Gina Ethe, and J. Elisabeth Mesiner
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Opening Middle Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year

Opening Middle Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year

Suggestions and considerations for principals

As educational leaders look to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the only thing for sure is the uncertainty of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. How school opens will largely be based on the situation in...
Author: David Straffon, Elliot Y. Merenbloom
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Topics: Leadership
Zoom In on Parents and Students

Zoom In on Parents and Students

We interviewed families of middle school students to get a closer look at how the pandemic is affecting their educational experience and their day-to-day lives. Hear what students all over the country are struggling...
Author: AMLE
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End-of-Year Closure Ideas

End-of-Year Closure Ideas

A powerful gift of reflection and learning for teachers and students

I’m sure you’ve heard the following statements recently: No crisis should ever go to waste. Make the most of every opportunity. Crisis either makes you or breaks you; creates you or destroys...
Author: LeAnn Nickelsen
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Topics: Teaching
Equity, Webcams, and More

Equity, Webcams, and More

Consider the connection to equity when asking or requiring students to have their cameras on

Sustainably and systemically focusing on equity (everyone gets what they need), diversity (the combination of people of different backgrounds), inclusion (everyone is invited in and feels they belong), and justice...
Author: Jen Cort
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