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From the School Yard to Cyber Space: A Pilot Study of Bullying Behaviors Among Middle School Students

Bullying and cyberbullying continue to be major problems in today’s schools and topics of heightened public concern. This pilot study aimed to increase the knowledge base concerning bullying and cyberbullying, ...
Author: Melissa S. Ockerman, Constance Kramer, & Michelle Bruno
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Call for Research Summaries in Support of This We Believe

Submission Guidelines The Research Advisory Committee of the Association for Middle Level Education is seeking submissions for the peer-reviewed online Research Summaries in Support of This We Believe. AMLE ...
Author: AMLE
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A Study of the Impact of Professional Development on Middle Level Advisors

Middle level advisors are faculty members whose role is to develop meaningful relationships and to facilitate conversations with a group of 10 to 12 students on a regular basis regarding the ...
Author: John M. Niska
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Promoting Rigor-in-Practice through School Self-Evaluation: A Middle School's Experience with Model Development, Implementation, and Evaluation

For years, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has demanded that our nation pay ever closer attention to school evaluation (Schmidt, 2008; Stanik, 2007). Never before have the stakes of evaluation been so high. ...
Author: Michael J. Mann and Megan L. Smith
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A Case Analysis of Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Long-term Teacher Dispositions

Underlying all pedagogical decisions are dispositions that animate, motivate, and direct abilities evident in the patterns of one’s frequently exhibited behavior (Ritchhart, 2001). Although the research on ...
Author: Holly Thornton
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Middle Grades Students' Situation Definitions: Development of a Knowledge-Linking Inventory

The purpose of this study was to develop the Student Knowledge Linking Instrument (SKLI), an inventory for middle grades students that seeks to understand student knowledge construction processes. This study included ...
Author: Kathy L. Schuh, Yi-Lung Kuo, Tawnya L. Knupp
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Ohio’s Middle Childhood Licensure Study

The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe middle level prepared teachers’ perceptions of their practices after completing an Ohio Middle Childhood: Grades 4–9 teacher education ...
Author: Paula M. White, Diane Ross, Jennifer Miller, Robin Dever, Karen A. Jones
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The Status of Programs and Practices in America's Middle Schools: Results from Two National Studies

The Status of Programs and Practices in America's Middle Schools: Results from Two National Studies

Data from past and present middle level programs and practices supports middle school concept as key factor in highly successful middle schools The early 1900s marked the beginning of American education moving from ...
Author: C. Kenneth McEwin and Melanie Greene
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Using Chants and Cadences to Promote Literacy Across the Curriculum

Chants and cadences engage students in creative writing and critical thinking.

Daniel (a pseudonym) had benefitted greatly from the idea that students can creatively represent their ideas in a content area in ways other than traditional spoken and written responses. He was a preservice ...

Improving Teacher Effectiveness through Structured Collaboration: A Case Study of a Professional Learning Community

This article reports on the results of a mixed method case study investigating the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) activities and teacher improvement in a first-year middle school. Data ...
Author: Parry Graham
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