The Successful Middle School Book Cover

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.

Social Studies Simulations – Do They Still Have a Place in Middle School?

Social Studies Simulations – Do They Still Have a Place in Middle School?

In a recent issue of Middle School Journal, researchers Karen Burgard, Michael Boucher, and Tina Ellsworth reexamined the classroom simulation. Do they do more harm than good? AMLE CEO Stephanie Simpson sat down with the authors to learn more about the study and the key implications for educators. This interview has been edited for space

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Common myths about teaching that deepen the divide

Common myths about teaching that deepen the divide

Teachers, maybe even more so those who teach in the middle level, may feel like they are currently under attack. Myths about teaching, especially teaching young adolescents, are circulating in social media, podcasts and other public forums. Here I outline five of these common myths, separating fact from fiction along the way. Myth One: Teachers

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It’s The Holiday Season, So Whoop-De-Do: Managing the Holiday Madness

It’s The Holiday Season, So Whoop-De-Do: Managing the Holiday Madness

The holiday season is upon us and that can mean madness in our classrooms. Why is that? The truth is, we are often the primary culprit of the chaos. We spend months tirelessly pre-teaching routines and procedures and establishing behavior expectations, only to ease up on them or even abandon them during the holiday season.

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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.