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The Nature of Middle Level Communication

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

Just as a COMMUNICATION utility marker has a solid fixed wall around it, we must be sure that we don’t have walls around our school communication plans that keep stakeholders out. If language and communication are the glue holding us together, everyone must have equal and reciprocal access to that critical binding agent. Learn about improving communications in middle level schools in this blog post from the Association for Middle Level Education.

School-wide Agreement at Columbus Middle School

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

In this blog post learn how school-wide agreements help engage students in conversations about classroom expectations and develops a process that give students ownership.

Building a Collaborative Culture that Values Deep Conversations

Association for Middle Level Education, 2013. (web resource)

Principals at all levels know—and research supports—that fostering effective collaboration among their staff is one of the most powerful things they can do to elevate the level of learning for adults and students. This blog post summarizes some of the most important things that middle level principals can do to foster effective collaboration in their schools.

Nurturing Effective Middle Level Schools

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

How can middle school leaders promote relationships and improve school climate and student morale? In this Association for Middle Level Education blog post, learn what ingredients create supportive and positive middle level schools.

Fundamentals for Student Success in the Middle Grades

Association for Middle level Education, 2007. (web resource)

Free presentation tool that provides an overview of adolescent development, research, and recommendations for middle grades education.

At Your Service

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2008. (web article)

A middle school literacy coach in a high poverty school describes her efforts to engage her reluctant learners through service-learning. The article includes resources for implementing service-learning.

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