The Conference Insider
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reported by Emma and Hannah

By: Emma Carey and Hannah Holler

Name: Natalie Dickinson
From: Portland
School: Catalan Gable
What they teach: English PE, Social Studies
Goal: Learn about middle school students
What they want to take away from this: Learn about exercise and the power it has on brain performance.

Name: Kelly
From: Oregon
What they teach: Principal at Garner Middle School, Oregon City
Why they are here: Reorganizing their schools, how to help middle school kids to love reading, to learn how to bring 6th graders into the school.

Name: Kresten Bahar and Christine Brandt
From: Tacoma, Washington
Jobs: Director and Principal
Why they are here: it's a good opportunity to learn about teaching and a good way to branch out locally, Culture RSVP kids tell us what's good about school and the improvements.

Name: David Getal
Job: Language arts and history
From: Washington City
Goal: learn about teaching middle school kids, and ideas he can use to help kids learn better.

Name: David Welch
Job: Principal
From: Dallas, Texas
Why they are here: Came seven years ago, learning from successful schools, Culture and change In Culture, Teaching students, student council.

This conference newsletter was written by student reporters from Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, Oregon.


1...The AMLE Conference in Portland Oregon
2...Amy and Her iPads
3...Noah Salzman's Teaching
4...Brief Interviews
5...Evolution of Math
6...It's All About Relationships
7...Leadership Improvement Practices
8...Reported by Emma and Hannah
9...School Spirit
10..Active Learning


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