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AMLE Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding service by an organization or an individual who makes a significant contribution to advancing the work of the Association for Middle Level Education in reaching middle grades educators, schools, and young adolescents. Recipients: 2016 – Pat George 2014 – Norma Bailey 2011 – Ann Eichel 2006 – Imogene & Henry Forte

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John H. Lounsbury Award

The John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Achievement in Middle Level Education is the highest award given by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). This award was established to recognize individuals whose scholarship, service, leadership, and contributions to the theory and practice of the middle level education ideal has been extraordinary. The Lounsbury award

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Creating a Smoother Transition Together

Increasing student success and support in the transition from middle to high schoo Change can be challenging for adolescents, especially given the fact that young people between the ages of 10 and 15 undergo extreme personal developments. Their patterns of thinking, physical maturation, and desire for peer acceptance contribute to these rapid developments, making holistic

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Motivating the Reluctant Learner

Changing student motivation from being disruptive to being successful Working with students who typically haven’t been very successful in the classroom can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a few simple approaches to take that will help you motivate those reluctant learners from day one. Every child wants to succeed. I know this is true.

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Walking the Talk: the ABCs of Middle Level Education

Stepping Up 4 the Critical Middle Grades In this blog series, that launches on September 12, 2016, AMLE Director of Middle Level Services Dru Tomlin brings us information, ideas, questions, theories, and ponderings about the middle school concept. Every week, there will be a new post to make use wrestle with questions like, How do

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