Tuesday, March 17, 2020
March is Middle Level Education Month in Wisconsin, and it represents a time to highlight the support students in Wisconsin receive during one of the most important growth periods of their lives.
Early adolescence (between ages 10 to 15) has long been recognized as a formative time in which children undergo some of the most dramatic changes. From physical, intellectual, social, and emotional transformations, the brains and bodies of children develop rapidly during this stage, and there are endless opportunities to expand understanding, knowledge, skills, and experience.
Serving as the state affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education, the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education advocates for best practices in schools throughout the state. WAMLE works continuously with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to encourage Wisconsinites to take time to recognize the importance of middle level education and realize the unique characteristics children going through early adolescence boast.
This month is a great time to invite local and regional stakeholders into your middle school classrooms to gain a better understanding of how Wisconsin educators are engaging early adolescent learners.
For additional resources related to middle level education, visit AMLE’s website, or check out the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ website.