May 2012 • Volume 43 • Number 5 • Page 51
AMLE in Action
Connect with fellow middle grades educators and get the answers to your classroom questions by joining the MiddleTalk listserve. Open to members of AMLE, this collaborative, online community devoted to friendly, civil conversation about matters of importance to middle grades educators facilitates support, the sharing and discovering of effective practices, reflective thought, and presents new opportunities for action. Join the conversation today by signing up at www.amle.org/middletalk
Are You Talking the Same Language?
Can you and colleagues at your school describe what it means for every student to have an adult advocate and why this makes a huge difference for students? Do your teachers
and administrators know how organizational structures foster purposeful learning and meaningful relationships and why this matters?
If you and your colleagues are asked what it takes to be a great school for all middle grades students, do you have the answers and can you describe what your school is doing and why?
A team or whole-school study using the This We Believe Study Guide is a great way to establish a common language, set goals, and work together to improve your school using the research-based foundation established in This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents. The study guide is available as a free download on the AMLE website at www.amle.org/thiswebelieve
Call for Student Art
We would like to feature your students’ art on the cover of Middle School Journal. The themes for the 2012–2013 volume year will be:
- Enhancing literacy for all students in all subjects
- The common core in the middle grades
- Middle level teacher education and professional development
- Enacting the This We Believe™ vision
Please visit www.amle.org/msjartwork
for more information and submission forms.
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