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Discipline

Using Middle School Behavior Charts to Provide Clear and Transparent Discipline

We set out to create a fair and consistent system that also promotes positive relationships within our school community Are your school’s expectations and consequences clear and transparent? Can your colleagues, students, and families understand how discipline decisions are made by using common language and definitions? Would several different administrators be able to consistently address

Community

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

Democracy

Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for an Improved Civics Framework Aligned with Middle Grades Best Practice

AMLE’s seminal publication, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, is a forward-looking document that outlines how schools prepare young adolescent students for not only academic success, but also to be engaged and informed citizens in a vibrant democracy. There are many indications that middle level educators are grappling with how to meet this latter

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Discipline

Using Middle School Behavior Charts to Provide Clear and Transparent Discipline

We set out to create a fair and consistent system that also promotes positive relationships within our school community Are your school’s expectations and consequences clear and transparent? Can your colleagues, students, and families understand how discipline decisions are made by using common language and definitions? Would several different administrators be able to consistently address

Community

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

Students write a test exam in a beautiful classroom

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.