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Rooted in decades of research, the 5th edition of AMLE’s landmark position paper offers a set of five attributes and eighteen characteristics that define successful middle grades schools.

The text and accompany book study for teams explores a robust framework for creating the learning environments that all young adolescents deserve.

The Successful Middle School Assessment

Driven by research-based exemplars, AMLE’s holistic school assessment helps gauge your implementation of middle grades best practices. Led by an AMLE coach, schools receive a comprehensive report that includes analysis, recommendations, and actionable next steps.

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A recognition and continuous improvement program that is open to any school, anywhere in the world, that educates students aged 10-15. Schools are be supported with AMLE resources and celebrated for their commitment to the best practices outlined in The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

For more than 15 years, the Institute for Middle Level Leadership has served as the marquee event for aspiring and current middle grades leaders and teams. Attend as a team or individually and join us for a one-of-a-kind, personalized, and engaging learning retreat that will leave you ready and energized to transform your school. June 18-21 San Diego | July 23-26 Orlando Register for event

Reimagining School – What should it look like and who is it for?

Cornelius Minor and Kass Minor help #AMLE22 attendees find their bottom lines as educators Cornelius and Kass Minor believe that kids don’t just learn in school. They become. It’s an attitude reflective of what we know about middle grades best practice, making them the perfect keynoters for #AMLE22 and our return to in-person conference. We

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So You’re A Teacher-Leader, Now What?

Taking on a teacher leadership role can be an exciting yet challenging endeavor. How can you make sure you’re most effective in your role? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 Tips for Effective Teacher Leadership to help you feel prepared to tackle your new role. Tip #1: Be a mentor:  Seek out

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Association for Middle Level Education Announces Inaugural Schools of Distinction Recipients

For Immediate Release June 8, 2022 Columbus, OH — The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) has announced twelve schools that have been named its inaugural AMLE Schools of Distinction. The recipient schools are:

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Become an AMLE Member

AMLE is the only international organization of its kind for middle school educators, serving as the go-to source for peer-reviewed research, best practice, and professional development. We invite you to join our community of more than 35,000 educators and discover what’s possible when middle school educators support each other with a shared vision of success.