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Reaching and Teaching ELA Students in Middle School

Reaching and Teaching ELA Students in Middle School | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
David Booth's Caught in the Middle is one of those rare books that truly has the capacity to help a teacher carve out a roadmap for a successful year of working with middle school readers and writers, says reviewer Jenni Miller.
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Book Brings Middle School Together: Vermont Reads, 'Wonder': The Middle School Brain - Vermont Public Radio

Book Brings Middle School Together: Vermont Reads, 'Wonder': The Middle School Brain - Vermont Public Radio | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Vermont Reads, 'Wonder': The Middle School Brain Vermont Public Radio The first year of middle school is the subject of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and it's this year's choice for the Vermont Reads community literature program.
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Middle School Students Get Career Ready from Shining Public Service Mentors in Iowa

Middle School Students Get Career Ready from Shining Public Service Mentors in Iowa | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Better to be on the other side, the right side, of those scenarios and on Monday and Tuesday 8th graders from Goodrell Middle School were all over town getting up close glimpses into what it takes and what it's like to actually pursue ...
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Portrait of a Pre-Service Middle School Teacher: Natalia Cuadra-Saez, TEP'14 | Harvard ...

Portrait of a Pre-Service Middle School Teacher: Natalia Cuadra-Saez, TEP'14 | Harvard ... | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
To keep her going throughout her year in the Teacher Education Program (TEP), Natalia Cuadra-Saez drew inspiration from her students. As part of her practicum, she taught sixth-grade social studies at McCormack Middle ...
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Bravo to St. Paul, MN! Middle schools' year of change proved to be a learning experience - Pioneer Press

Bravo to St. Paul, MN! Middle schools' year of change proved to be a learning experience - Pioneer Press | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
St. Paul middle schools' year of change proved to be a learning experience Pioneer Press He also saw some classmates repeatedly test his teachers and eat away at learning time. In drama class, a fellow student picked on him for a while.
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it

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handy infographic that encapsulates skills

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Teaching Our Students to Live and Learn in this Technology Driven World is Our Responsibility. 

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Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts

Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Access to this resource has been provided by the National Council of Teachers of English, an NCLE Stakeholder Organization. (RT @NCLE: Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts.”
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Who do our middle school students consider the audience?

Who do our middle school students consider the audience? | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ We all agree that creating social learning environments where students learn from one another is beneficial. Creative teachers plan for this, advocates of”
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Class teaches leadership skills to middle school students - Lynchburg News and Advance

Class teaches leadership skills to middle school students - Lynchburg News and Advance | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Class teaches leadership skills to middle school students Lynchburg News and Advance Instructor Moose Pierce assists Lucas Botham on a project in a leadership class at Sandusky Middle School in Lynchburg, Va., May 16, 2014.
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27 Classroom Management Strategies To Keep Things Fresh

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Project UNIFY bringing kids together at Illini Middle School

Special Olympics has long been an organization that aims to level the athletic playing field for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Now, the organization is working to make that playing field accessible for people of all abilities. Unified sports teams, which consist of an equal number of individuals with and without disabilities, is just one of the facets of Project UNIFY, an education and sports-based strategy designed to increase athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without disabilities. The project relies on youth of all abilities to lead the discussion on creating community acceptance for everyone.
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Administrators Must Make 'Alliances With Students, Teachers & Parents'

Administrators Must Make 'Alliances With Students, Teachers & Parents' | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Today, I'll be sharing guest responses from three educators -- Anne Reeves, Justin Tarte, and PJ Caposey -- to the question: How can curriculum leaders (Directors, principals) support the kind of curriculum innovation that it takes to truly differentiate and create lessons that students will remember beyond the next test?”
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Middle school take a stand, and a march, against bullying (PHOTOS) - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Middle school take a stand, and a march, against bullying (PHOTOS) - The Northwest Florida Daily News | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Northwest Florida Daily News Middle school take a stand, and a march, against bullying (PHOTOS) The Northwest Florida Daily News Middle school take a stand, and a march, against bullying (PHOTOS).
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Building Data Literacy Among Middle School Administrators and Teachers

Building Data Literacy Among Middle School Administrators and Teachers Data literacy is an essential trait for middle school administrators and teachers to possess.
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The Arts are Essential for Success! First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program - ABC News

The Arts are Essential for Success! First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program - ABC News | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program ABC News In collaboration with the White House and the Education Department, the committee created the program as an experiment two years ago in eight elementary and middle schools to test the...
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Berea Middle School's My Sisters and Me club helps girls cope with transition - Greenville News

Berea Middle School's My Sisters and Me club helps girls cope with transition - Greenville News | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Berea Middle School's My Sisters and Me club helps girls cope with transition Greenville News Three years ago, Berea Middle School social studies teacher Kathy Hopkins noticed that some of the African-American girls in her classes were struggling...
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Community Engagement & Physical activity! Middle School cyclists collect miles and smiles during annual Bike to ... - The Plain Dealer

Community Engagement & Physical activity! Middle School cyclists collect miles and smiles during annual Bike to ... - The Plain Dealer | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Bay Middle School cyclists collect miles and smiles during annual Bike to ...
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8 Ways to Make Middle School History More Meaningful

8 Ways to Make Middle School History More Meaningful | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Middle level students want to know how their studies relate to their lives, writes teacher-author Sarah Cooper.
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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.”
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10 Belief Statements About Student Discipline

10 Belief Statements About Student Discipline | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Although my views continue to evolve and grow through formal and informal learning and school/home experiences, I want to be transparent about the lens I look through around student discipline. At a recent staff meeting, I took the time to share these brief belief statements with staff:
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The belief statements posted promote language & teaching practices that provide the space and structures for great learning.

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Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students in the Middle Level

Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students in the Middle Level | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ I've noticed in education the push to provide or sometimes require intervention programs for students who struggle in the classroom. These students struggling in math or language arts can sometimes b”
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5 Reasons Every Teacher Needs To Be On Twitter ...

5 Reasons Every Teacher Needs To Be On Twitter ... | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Twitter is a wealth of information, and educators should be using every piece of it.”
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Discussing Difficult Truths about Co-teaching | MiddleWeb

Discussing Difficult Truths about Co-teaching | MiddleWeb | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Listening to one another as we discuss difficult truths is the first step toward a successful co-teaching partnership, says MiddleWeb blogger Elizabeth Stein.
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5 Ways to Respect and Support Teachers

5 Ways to Respect and Support Teachers | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ This is the week we take time to acknowledge the incredible contributions of our teachers to our country. Their dedication and commitment leads to every great achievement in our nation.”
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Health, Wellness & the Bard! Bayou Lacombe Middle School hosts Organic Garden Harvest Expansion - The Times-Picayune

Health, Wellness & the Bard! Bayou Lacombe Middle School hosts Organic Garden Harvest Expansion - The Times-Picayune | Middle Level Education Matters | Scoop.it
Bayou Lacombe Middle School hosts Organic Garden Harvest Expansion The Times-Picayune With the school year coming close to an end, Bayou Lacombe Middle School recently held an Organic Garden Harvest Garden-to-Table Cooking and Organic Garden...
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