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Hispanic Heritage Month

What can we learn from our Latinx colleagues this Hispanic Heritage Month?

Four educators offer their perspectives on how to build positive relationships with students that allow them to bring their full authentic selves to school. Each year we observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the cultures and contributions of Latinx citizens. Beyond this one month, we know that Latinx educators

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Literacy Intensive Classroom

Creating the Literacy Intensive Classroom: Elements of an Exemplary Middle School Literacy Program

Addressing the literacy needs of adolescent learners is a monumental task given the wide range of ability levels found in our classrooms. So where to begin? What are the school-based and classroom-based ingredients that are essential to creating and maintaining literacy intensive classrooms? While not exhaustive, we set out to provide a starting point for

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Inspiration

A Letter to AMLE Educators

I am humbled and honored to receive the 2021 Educator of the Year Award for AMLE. AMLE is a powerful resource for middle level educators and I have learned a great deal from the professional growth opportunities offered by AMLE throughout the years. As humbled and honored as I am to be named AMLE 2021

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Dr Nikki Woodson Educator of the Year

Woodson to Receive National Educator of the Year Award

For Immediate Release October 7, 2021 Indiana Superintendent Dr. Nikki Woodson selected for top honor from the Association for Middle Level Education Columbus, OH – Nikki Woodson, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Indianapolis, IN, is the recipient of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Educator of

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In Defense of the Graphic Novel: Fighting the Forces of Anti-Graphica

In a recent tweet, a popular author argued that their book would never be adapted into graphic novel form, calling the process of reading such a visual story merely “flipping pages.” The author drew a range of attention for this Tweet, and has since recanted and apologized. Contained within this Tweet, as well as in

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Community

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

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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.

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