COVID-19 Recommended Reading

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HELP

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HELP - How to Enjoy Living with a Preadolescent

Now through April 30, AMLE is making HELP available for free to members as a PDF download. Login or join today to download your copy to share with your student's parents who may be struggling during the pandemic.

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This We Believe

This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents

Even as we move to online instruction, the best practices for educating young adolescents remain the same. It’s a great time to brush up on these fundamentals, and ensure we’re still employing them in this new remote environment.

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Middle School

Middle School: A Place to Belong and Become

Especially while isolated, our young adolescents still have the profound need and desire to find places where they feel they can belong and can discover who they are and who they want to become. The authors use current thinking and research to apply this essential driving force of middle level education to various aspects of schooling – many of which can be creatively applied remotely.

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The Collected Writings of Rick Wormeli

The Collected Writings (so far) of Rick Wormeli

This challenging time has spurred so much creativity and fresh thinking in education. Hopefully we can continue in this spirit of innovation even after we return to the classroom. For inspiration to take radical responsibility for challenging conventional methods and the rules that surround students in schools, explore Rick Wormeli’s collected writings on “crazy good stuff I’ve learned about teaching.”

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Fair Isn't Always Equal

Fair Isn't Always Equal

A common theme that has emerged during COVID-19 is how to assess student work completely remotely – and whether we can even do so in an equitable way. Rick Wormeli uses the latest research to tackle the question, “When it comes to assessing and grading students in a differentiated classroom, what’s both fair and leads to real student learning?”

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AMLE Articles

Finding Your Rhythm

Students Need Chances to Connect

Supporting students’ need for social interaction while physically distancing
By: Jen Cort

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Finding Your Rhythm

Finding Your Rhythm

Eight ideas to help educators practice self-care and work with students from home
By: Jen Cort

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Social Distancing

Collectively Speaking while Socially Distancing

How parents and educators can help students cope with social distancing
By: Christy Tomisek, Ed.D.

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Help Students

Four Ways Educators Can Help Students While Schools Are Shut Down

Supporting students during this changing and uncertain time
By: Phyllis Fagell

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Middle School Matters

Middle School Matters

An essential guide for walking alongside students as they go through middle school. The book is filled with just the right combination of research and common sense strategies that only a middle school counselor in the trenches could deliver. These tactics are especially vital for parents and teachers as we support our young adolescents’ well being in a time of constant change and crisis.

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