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Red Ribbon Week

8 Resources to Incorporate in your School for Red Ribbon Week

This past Saturday marked the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. Celebrated annually from October 23-31, Red Ribbon Week raises awareness for substance-use prevention programs and efforts. Around the country, students are learning about the importance of staying substance-free and saying “NO” to risky behaviors like underage drinking and underage cannabis use. As educators, we play

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AMLE Student Voice Contest Semi-Finalists

AMLE Announces Student Semi-Finalists in International Middle School Student Voice Contest

For Immediate Release October 21, 2021 Students will compete for the top prize at the AMLE21 conference in November. Columbus, OH – The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) announced today the semi-finalists in its inaugural Great Middle School Student Voice Off Contest, an international competition in which kids aged 10-15 make persuasive arguments for

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Three Pandemic Principles to Implement Now

Author of The Flexible SEL Classroom comes to terms with how she’s changed during the pandemic, and how to use that to her students’ advantage in the classroom. You can now preorder the second edition of The Flexible SEL Classroom, shipping in March, 2022. My mother-in-law, Chris Chandler, was a bit of . . .

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Using Middle School Behavior Charts to Provide Clear and Transparent Discipline

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Post-Pandemic Preparation: Reimagining Middle School Partnerships

COVID-19 created unprecedented challenges but also served as a catalyst to rethink important aspects of our schools. One area where I see a big opportunity is to reimage middle school culture. AMLE’s landmark position paper The Successful Middle School: This We Believe highlights the importance of engaging families as valued partners and collaborating with community

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Re-Learning and Re-Assessing: Practical Tips

Not everyone is comfortable with re-do’s and re-takes, which are more appropriately recognized as re-learning (or learning properly) and re-assessing. Some of us experience pushback when suggesting these practices to colleagues, then succumb to those pressures thereby denying their use in our classes. As a result, our students don’t learn the required content and skills.

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