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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

Differentiating from a Distance

This article supports the following characteristics from The Successful Middle School: This We Believe: Educators respect and value young adolescents. The school environment is welcoming, inclusive, and affirming to all. Educators are specifically prepared to teach young adolescents and possess a depth of understanding in the content areas they teach Instruction fosters learning that is active,

2021 Self-C.A.R.E.

This article supports the following characteristics from The Successful Middle School: This We Believe: The school environment is welcoming, inclusive, and affirming to all. Leaders demonstrate courage and collaboration. “Educator” is synonymous with selfless. We wear this title with pride, even neglecting ourselves in the process, but it’s a new year, so why not start a

Using Real Life Data to Teach About Current Events

This article supports the following characteristics from The Successful Middle School: This We Believe: Curriculum is challenging, exploratory, integrative, and diverse. Instruction fosters learning that is active, purposeful, and democratic. In today’s data-driven world, we have the option to check the weather, stocks, or even the news at the touch of a button, but we don’t

Rising Tides, Sinking Boats – A Focus on Equitable Practices

This article supports the following characteristics from The Successful Middle School: This We Believe: Educators respect and value young adolescents. The school environment is welcoming, inclusive, and affirming to all. Policies and practices are student-centered, unbiased, and fairly implemented. In a time of unprecedented student diversity, exposure to trauma, and advocacy against inequality, it would behoove

Finding Calm in the Classroom in the Midst of Chaos

The difficult news stories of last week left students with added stress and anxiety, and while we tried to help them process questions and emotions, we found our own stress and concerns needing attention, as demonstrated in this word cloud from a recent AMLE Roundtable. AMLE is offering a variety of virtual events to help

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