Leadership

Leading from the Middle

Leading from the Middle

How the Institute for Middle Level Leadership shaped my perspective on what it means to be a school leader In the summer of 2019, before the pandemic hit and the world went topsy-turvy, I was given the opportunity to attend AMLE’s Institute for Middle Level Leadership. I was already a member and had previously attended the annual conference,

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Learning Loss

Let’s Stop Saying Learning Loss

It is time to reframe how we talk about this learning interruption There is a lot of discussion right now about the “learning loss” experienced by our students after a year of disrupted education. Yes – it is true that many students have not attended school in-person five days a week with immediate access to

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The Power of Hope: What we Can Learn about Middle School from 7th Grade Inaugural Poetry Contest Finalist Gabby Marshall

At AMLE, we jump at the opportunity to amplify the middle school student’s voices and accomplishments. That’s why we were delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Gabrielle “Gabby” Marshall, a seventh-grade student at The Steward School in Richmond, Virginia and finalist in the Inaugural Poem Project and Contest for Students. Twelve-year-old Gabby placed

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