Middle School Matters
MSM-214 This We Believe
Aug 4, 2012
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AMLE Feature: This We Believe: In This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents, the Association for Middle Level Education, formerly National Middle School Association, describes the nature of an educational program that reflects what research and vast experience have demonstrated to be best for 10- to 15-year-olds. Major Goals of Middle Level Educators To become a fully functioning, self-actualized person, each young adolescent should This I Believe Poster: http://www.amle.org/AboutAMLE/ThisWeBelieve/ThisIBelieve/tabid/2320/Default.aspx Jokes You Can Use: Hear about the gymnast that was disqualified at the Olympics? On Our Mind: Eileen Award: Scoopit: Jennifer Mangler Twitter: CAMLE, Facebook: Jennifer Johnson, Marianne Mangels Google+: Zahid Hassan, Andy Winchester iTunes: Advisory: Presidential Birthday Gifts: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/62717 Why grammar is important- http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html Build a Meerkat http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/build-meerkat/?ar_a=1 Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Summer Reading -- Back to School The Summer, 2012 edition of Science Scope, a magazine for middle school science teachers produced by the National Science Teachers Association, featured an article entitled "Book Your Summer Vacation." The article was written by Juliana Texley. In this podcast, the third and final installment in this series, three books are featured. They include: Snap by Katherine Ramsland The Failure of Environmental Education by Charles Saylan and Daniel Blumstein Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy: 45 New Formative Assessment Probes by Page Keeley All of these books are available in the NSTA Store: http://nsta.org/store From the Twitterverse: Join #mschat on Fridays at 8:00 pm EST on Twitter! ISTE: Stratosphere Integrating Technology, Pedagogy and Change Knowledge. By Michael Fullan Events & Happenings:
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