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Re-Learning and Re-Assessing: Practical Tips

Not everyone is comfortable with re-do’s and re-takes, which are more appropriately recognized as re-learning (or learning properly) and re-assessing. Some of us experience pushback when suggesting these practices to colleagues, then succumb to those pressures thereby denying their use in our classes. As a result, our students don’t learn the required content and skills.

What We've Gained

What We Have Gained

So much discussion has focused on what students have gained, or lost, during this time of interrupted learning. But what have we, the educators, gained? Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, while most school buildings were closed and our society pivoted suddenly to learning and working from home, we heard a nearly universal outpouring of gratitude

AMLE Announces New Director for Middle Level Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2021 AMLE Announces New Director for Middle Level Programs Katie Powell to join AMLE on June 1. COLUMBUS, OH—The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is thrilled to announce that Katie Powell will join the association full-time as its Director for Middle Level Programs. Powell, currently a 6th grade ELA

Census Data

This Middle Level Education Month, Make Learning Fun With Census Data

No matter what mode your students are learning in right now, it’s always great to have some engaging take home activities in your toolkit that tie into the “real world” and make learning relevant for your students. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program offers over 200 free activities and resources across multiple

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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Post-Pandemic Preparation: Reimagining Middle School Partnerships

COVID-19 created unprecedented challenges but also served as a catalyst to rethink important aspects of our schools. One area where I see a big opportunity is to reimage middle school culture. AMLE’s landmark position paper The Successful Middle School: This We Believe highlights the importance of engaging families as valued partners and collaborating with community
Students write a test exam in a beautiful classroom

Re-Learning and Re-Assessing: Practical Tips

Not everyone is comfortable with re-do’s and re-takes, which are more appropriately recognized as re-learning (or learning properly) and re-assessing. Some of us experience pushback when suggesting these practices to colleagues, then succumb to those pressures thereby denying their use in our classes. As a result, our students don’t learn the required content and skills.