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Building the Classroom of the Future

Building the Classroom of the Future

We’re only a couple of months into the academic year, but for many educators it already feels much longer. Teachers are working more hours than ever before, with the added strains of preparing lessons in new...
The Enduring Power of Rituals

The Enduring Power of Rituals

Well-designed rituals encourage student participation and are an important part of school culture

Picture it. Twenty-four Grade 8 students are standing on one side of a creek, high in the Sierra Mountains in Northern California. Water rushes by, melted from the mountains behind them. This is the last day of their...
Author: Chris Balme, Roberto d'Erizans
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Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Giving students the opportunity to engage intellectually with their peers

Online learning has quickly assumed a front-and-center position in high schools and colleges, having already been predicted to transform higher education forever. For younger students, its potential is less clear....
Author: Deanna Kuhn, Mariel Halpern
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Topics: Teaching
Middle School: A Critical Moment

Middle School: A Critical Moment

Ensuring students’ social-emotional needs are met

As we head into the seventh month of the epidemic, with return to school buildings being delayed across the United States, middle school students face ever increasing social-emotional and academic challenges. With...
The Successful Middle School: This We Believe

The Successful Middle School: This We Believe

An interview with authors Penny Bishop and Lisa Harrison

Middle school educators entering the profession today are seeing a slightly different landscape than the one we had in mind when AMLE last published its foundational position paper, known over the years as This We...
Author: AMLE
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Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

An African American first-year teacher on perseverance and an unwavering focus on student success

The 2%. No, I am not referring to the milk. No, I am not referring to my phone battery. The 2% indicates the percentage of African American male educators in America. As most people are aware, African American males...
Author: Brian Bowman
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Topics: Teaching
Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Lessons learned about humanity, what’s essential, and being prepared

Managing the shift to online instruction at the outset of a pandemic brings to mind the truth that we can hardly call this a “shift.” It was more of a drastic change and philosophical realignment in...
Author: Jason D. DeHart
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Topics: Teaching
Reimagining Success

Reimagining Success

It’s not about back to normal, it’s about creating our new and better story

Back in March, before I felt like an unwilling participant in the Hunger Games, I looked at The Great Pause caused by COVID-19 as an opportunity to reevaluate what I liked from my previous, unquarantined life, and...
Author: Amber Chandler
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2020 Back to School Camp in Review

2020 Back to School Camp in Review

More than 400 educators came together during our first-ever Back to School Camp to learn, brainstorm, and collaborate on the complex task that lies ahead: facilitating a safe and engaging return to school for our...
Author: AMLE
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Student Success Redefined

Student Success Redefined

It’s not about a test score, it’s about taking ownership of the learning journey

Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one. --John...
Author: Jennifer Ingold
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