Part One: What is the hardest part of your position? This is the first of a six-part series exploring the relationships between administrators and teacher leaders. Curated by Kristen Engle, Laurie Rigg, and Megan Vosk of the AMLE Teacher Leaders Committee) Teacher leaders and administrators work closely to ensure that the mission, vision, and values
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New Research Highlights Perspectives from Self-Described Social Justice Educators In a recent issue of Middle School Journal, researchers Ebony Terrell Shockley and Valeisha Ellis investigated, through a series of interviews, the perspectives and pedagogical practices of teachers who self-identify as social justice educators. But what does that really mean, to be a social justice educator?
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Growing up in the Midwest, I had rare glimpses at sneaker culture. Most of my friends, including myself, just had one pair of sneakers that we wore until they fell apart. Maybe, if you were lucky, you had a second pair for gym class. My first introduction to sneaker culture came later when I moved
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The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has released the results of a first-of-its-kind survey of school and district administrators to gauge their understanding of school counseling and the counselor role. A number of national associations participated in distributing the survey, including AMLE. The research indicated that while administrators generally understand the role of the school
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What is authentic collaboration? Many schools and educators value and promote collaboration through various structures and processes. Schools carve out time for collaborative planning meetings, child study team meetings, grade level meetings, department meetings, faculty meetings, etc. All of these meetings are based around the idea that collaboration is important both for us as educators
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Teacher wellness has become the latest buzz word as schools continue to struggle to recruit and retain enough educators to meet community needs. It turns out, encouraging the adoption of yoga classes isn’t quite enough. But there are meaningful things schools and districts can do to support their staff – and their students – both
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