Strategic Plan 2022-2026: A vision for the future of AMLE and middle level education

“If we are to build the real middle level school, the school that is developmentally responsive and intellectually vigorous, it will take convictions and the courage to carry them out.” -Dr. John H. Lounsbury Have you ever asked, what is the purpose of an association (like AMLE)? There are associations for just about every profession,

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If U Liked It Then U Shoulda Put a Grade On It: Communicating Values Through Assessment

A beloved activity in my 7th grade science class was the mitosis dance activity. The kids worked collaboratively to choreograph a complex performance set to music and complete with a human cell wall and spindle fibers pulling apart the sister chromatids (aka their fellow classmates). I was pleasantly surprised to see that the activity engaged

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Where Do We Find the Time to Do All This Stuff?

[Note: This article is a significantly (about 75% so) revised version of a column I did in the February 2013 issue of AMLE’s Middle Ground magazine. It has been updated numerous times since, including through our time here in the 2021-2022 school year. RCW] Many schools aren’t designed for teaching. Most are designed to protect

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Middle Level Teacher Recruitment: Challenging Deficit Narratives

This article originally appeared in Volume 52 of Middle School Journal. Members receive a complimentary online subscription to Middle School Journal as a benefit of membership. Enjoy your subscription or become a member today for access to the latest research in middle level education. AMLE is committed to helping address the challenges of the national

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AMLE Announces Megha Shankri as Winner of International Middle School Student Voice Contest

For Immediate Release November 7, 2021 Students competed for the top prize at the AMLE21 annual conference for middle level education Columbus, OH  — The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) announced today that Megha Shankri, an 8th grade student from Branchburg Middle School in New Jersey, had won its inaugural Great Middle School Student

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