Cover image of AMLE Podcasts
(6)
Education
Courses

AMLE Podcasts

Updated 3 days ago

Education
Courses
Read more

A podcast series produced by the Association for Middle Level Education, is the place to hear conversations, interviews, and commentaries from middle level practitioners, leaders, and experts.

Read more

A podcast series produced by the Association for Middle Level Education, is the place to hear conversations, interviews, and commentaries from middle level practitioners, leaders, and experts.

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
2
4
0
0
0

Great topics, easy to listen to

By mkatelr - Jul 19 2009
Read more
I'm a pre-service middle level educator in the process of earning my M.A.T. and this podcast is full of interesting and totally relevant topics that are not only easy to listen to but really represent the best of current thought and practice. I am eager to see what new topics come down the bend and highly recommend giving this set of podcasts a listen. I am sure that they will continue to be a resource for me. Great work!

Enjoy Listening

By b2theburns - Mar 16 2009
Read more
Thanks for all the great stories, interviews and suggestions. I am a second year teacher, teaching 7th grade math, and I find this a great podcast to listen to on my way to school and way home to help uplift my spirits. The podcast I enjoyed the most so far was Organizing for Success feat. Debbie Silver. Keep up the good work and I really like the question at the end asking the guest what is the one piece of advice they really like.

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
2
4
0
0
0

Great topics, easy to listen to

By mkatelr - Jul 19 2009
Read more
I'm a pre-service middle level educator in the process of earning my M.A.T. and this podcast is full of interesting and totally relevant topics that are not only easy to listen to but really represent the best of current thought and practice. I am eager to see what new topics come down the bend and highly recommend giving this set of podcasts a listen. I am sure that they will continue to be a resource for me. Great work!

Enjoy Listening

By b2theburns - Mar 16 2009
Read more
Thanks for all the great stories, interviews and suggestions. I am a second year teacher, teaching 7th grade math, and I find this a great podcast to listen to on my way to school and way home to help uplift my spirits. The podcast I enjoyed the most so far was Organizing for Success feat. Debbie Silver. Keep up the good work and I really like the question at the end asking the guest what is the one piece of advice they really like.
Cover image of AMLE Podcasts

AMLE Podcasts

Latest release on Aug 03, 2015

Read more

A podcast series produced by the Association for Middle Level Education, is the place to hear conversations, interviews, and commentaries from middle level practitioners, leaders, and experts.

Rank #1: Active Learning for the Creative Classroom

Podcast cover
Read more
Mary Henton, manager of the Middle School Portal Two, talks with Cally Stockton, author of Minds and Motion: Active Learning for the Classroom.

May 17 2011

21mins

Play

Rank #2: Middle School Matters #217: Dr. Doubet, Formative Assessment

Podcast cover
Read more
AMLE and hosts Shawn McGirr and Troy Patterson of Middle School Matters speak with Dr. Kristina Doubet, associate professor of middle and secondary education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dr. Doubet shares how formative assessment is a critical first step in differentiating instruction, itemizes misconceptions about the concept, and includes tips on effectively using formative assessment in the classroom. With more than 10 years of experience teaching middle and secondary English, Dr. Doubet prepares future middle and high school teachers for careers in the classroom. She completed her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia where she studied the impact of differentiated instruction on student performance in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Dr. Doubet works regularly with practicing teachers from all grade levels and content areas as a staff developer for schools and districts implementing initiatives in the areas of Common Core State Standards, formative assessment, and differentiated instruction.

Sep 10 2012

17mins

Play

Rank #3: Motivating Young Adolescents

Podcast cover
Read more
Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for NMSA, is joined by Kim Campbell, classroom teacher and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre. Jack and Kim share ideas about student motivation and the role of the classroom teacher. They discuss practical ways to motivate the young adolescent.

Jan 12 2010

20mins

Play

Rank #4: Building Positive Relationships with Your Students

Podcast cover
Read more
Join Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for NMSA, and Howard Ormond, principal and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre, for a discussion on specific strategies to motivate young adolescents. They examine the importance of building positive relationships with your students and how teachers can truly impact the lives of young adolescents.

Nov 24 2009

19mins

Play

Rank #5: School Uniforms: Jeans or Jackets?

Podcast cover
Read more
The impact of school uniforms is an issue that affects schools, parents, and students alike. Join Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director, and Ms. Ernie Rambo as they focus on this timely topic. Ernie is a classroom teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been directly involved with the implications of the uniform issue. Jack and Ernie examine the advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms and talk about questions the teachers might have regarding the uniform issue and how to address students concerns.

Oct 26 2009

17mins

Play

Rank #6: Connecting the Dots - NMSA09 Preview

Podcast cover
Read more
Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director of NMSA, talks with Rita Pierson about her upcoming speech at the NMSA09 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rita shares her thoughts on what topics she will cover as the Teacher Luncheon speaker. Rita's vast knowledge in staff motivation, poverty issues, and school climate make Rita a must hear speaker.

Sep 29 2009

7mins

Play

Rank #7: The Culture of Formative Assessment

Podcast cover
Read more
In this second part of a two-part discussion about formative assessment, Kate Garrison, Manager of Products and services for Professional Development with Measured Progress, discusses the culture of formative assessment.

Sep 21 2009

21mins

Play

Rank #8: The Evolution of Advisory

Podcast cover
Read more
Bob Spear and Jack Berckemeyer discuss the importance of advisory in the middle school. They also examine how advisory has changed over the last several years with the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act and other mandates. This episode provides schools and individuals with a sense of understanding the importance a quality advisory program brings to any great middle school.

Jul 31 2009

18mins

Play

Rank #9: Single Sex Classrooms

Podcast cover
Read more
Ever wonder about the issues regarding the single sex classroom? Jack Berckemeyer, National Middle School Association assistant executive director, and Judith Baenen, editor of NMSA's The Family Connection and member of the Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre, take on this hot topic! Judith shares her knowledge of the single sex classroom and why it has become such a huge issue. The conversation also examines the differences between how girls learn versus boys and what teachers can do to address those distinctions.

Jul 17 2009

15mins

Play

Rank #10: Formative Assessment: Debunking the Myths

Podcast cover
Read more
Formative assessment is a verb, not a noun. A process whereby students and teachers maintain ongoing conversation about learning, formative assessment is key to student achievement. Kate Garrison, manager of products and services for professional development with Measured Progress, debunks 5 myths about formative assessment in the first of this 2-part discussion.

Jun 04 2009

21mins

Play

Rank #11: Student Voice and Student Choice

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode, Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for National Middle School Association, talks with middle level expert and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre Nancy Doda on the issues of student motivation. Nancy shares information about the power of student choice and the impact of allowing students to have a voice in the classroom.

May 13 2009

22mins

Play

Rank #12: Questions from the Undergrads

Podcast cover
Read more
Features three middle school principals taking questions from undergraduate students. At the April 2008 gathering of the Collegiate Middle Level Association, students preparing to teach in the middle grades had an opportunity to pose questions to three seasoned middle school principals.

Aug 15 2008

23mins

Play

Rank #13: Transitioning from Life as a College Student to Classroom Teacher

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Kathy Hunt Ullock, educational consultant and member of the National Middle School Association Site Based Services cadre, talking with Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director. Kathy and Jack offer advice to the new teacher and discuss the importance of establishing a support system.

Aug 01 2008

19mins

Play

Rank #14: Understanding Young Adolescents

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Kenneth Brighton, intereviewed by April Tibbles, NMSA director of publications. A middle school teacher for two decades, Kenneth is currently a professor at Johnson State College specializing in middle level education and adolescent development. This show discusses his book, Coming of Age: The Education & Development of Young Adolescents.

Jun 20 2008

10mins

Play

Rank #15: A Principal's Perspective: Supporting the First Year Teacher

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Walt Grebing, consultant and former middle level principal, talking with Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director. Walt and Jack discuss what principals are looking for during the interview process and tips on how to adjust to your new school environment.

Jun 10 2008

17mins

Play

Rank #16: Organizing for Success

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Debbie Silver, middle level educator and consultant, talking with Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director. Debbie and Jack offer ideas and concrete suggestions to help the new teacher organize for success.

Apr 21 2008

24mins

Play

Rank #17: Supporting the New Teacher

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Dave Shepard, a former middle level principal, talking with Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director. Dave and Jack talk about identifying a good teaching candidate, and offer advice to the new teacher about first steps in classroom management and student motivation.

Apr 04 2008

21mins

Play

Rank #18: The War Against Bullying

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese, intereviewed by April Tibbles, NMSA director of publications. Charlene and Margaret are recognized experts on young adolescent behavior. This episode discusses the publication Keep Cliques and Bullies from Invading Your School, and provides useful information on dealing with this issue.

Mar 14 2008

16mins

Play

Rank #19: The School and Familly Connection

Podcast cover
Read more
Features Judith Baenen, middle level professor and educator, talking with Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director. Judith and Jack talk about building relationships with parents and families, pre-service course work, suppporting new teachers, and maintaining a sense of humor.

Feb 22 2008

21mins

Play

Rank #20: Expressions from the Middle

Podcast cover
Read more
Features winning student podcasts from the 2007-2008 edition of Expressions from the Middle. Expressions from the Middle is an online feature of Month of the Young Adolescent that celebrates young adolescents by showcasing student creative projects from around the world.

Dec 21 2007

12mins

Play

From Students to Relationships: Transforming Your Classroom

Podcast cover
Read more
Check out this podcast with Heather Boltz, sixth grade English teacher and author of the AMLE Magazine article, "From Students to Relationships: Transforming Your Classroom." Listen in and get valuable insights about how to make relationships work in the middle level.

Aug 03 2015

7mins

Play

Dealing with Death: The Toughest Lesson

Podcast cover
Read more
AMLE talks with Angela Falter Thomas about her article entitled, "Dealing with Death: The Toughest Lesson" from the May 2015 edition of AMLE Magazine. We discuss how to support our young adolescents and ourselves when tragedies happen inside and outside of the school house. Listen in on this impactful interview and continue to reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools.

May 01 2015

8mins

Play

Middle Level Journeys - Episode 2

Podcast cover
Read more
Listen as AMLE talks with Melinda, a third year principal, about the hopes she has for her school, her students, and herself as the school year begins. Continue to follow Melinda's journey as we keep the conversation going throughout the school year.

Jan 30 2015

11mins

Play

Middle Level Journeys - Episode 1

Podcast cover
Read more
Listen in as AMLE talks to Abbey, a first year teacher, about the hopes she has for herself and her students as the school year begins. Continue to follow Abbey's journey as we keep the conversation going throughout the school year.

Jan 30 2015

9mins

Play

Service Learning with Lead2Feed

Podcast cover
Read more
AMLE talks with Ashley Butler about "Lead2Feed" from her January 2015 AMLE Magazine Partner Spotlight article. We talk about the Lead2Feed program and how we can grow service-learning and community engagement in our middle schools. Listen in, reach every student, grow professionally and create great schools!

Jan 30 2015

6mins

Play

Middle School Matters #217: Dr. Doubet, Formative Assessment

Podcast cover
Read more
AMLE and hosts Shawn McGirr and Troy Patterson of Middle School Matters speak with Dr. Kristina Doubet, associate professor of middle and secondary education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dr. Doubet shares how formative assessment is a critical first step in differentiating instruction, itemizes misconceptions about the concept, and includes tips on effectively using formative assessment in the classroom. With more than 10 years of experience teaching middle and secondary English, Dr. Doubet prepares future middle and high school teachers for careers in the classroom. She completed her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia where she studied the impact of differentiated instruction on student performance in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Dr. Doubet works regularly with practicing teachers from all grade levels and content areas as a staff developer for schools and districts implementing initiatives in the areas of Common Core State Standards, formative assessment, and differentiated instruction.

Sep 10 2012

17mins

Play

Middle School Matters #209: Popcorn Please!

Podcast cover
Read more
Our inaugural podcast with partner Middle School Matters, show hosts Shawn McGirr and Troy Patterson speak with Todd Williamson, director of technology and science for Carteret County Schools (Beaufort, NC), MiddleTalk participant, and NCMSA Technology Specialist. Todd discusses the Tech-in-20 series, a program designed to introduce teachers to technology with flexibility to differentiate staff development for various learners. Also covered is the Middle School Portal-Math and Science Pathways project.

Jun 25 2012

15mins

Play

Active Learning for the Creative Classroom

Podcast cover
Read more
Mary Henton, manager of the Middle School Portal Two, talks with Cally Stockton, author of Minds and Motion: Active Learning for the Classroom.

May 17 2011

21mins

Play

Motivating Young Adolescents

Podcast cover
Read more
Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for NMSA, is joined by Kim Campbell, classroom teacher and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre. Jack and Kim share ideas about student motivation and the role of the classroom teacher. They discuss practical ways to motivate the young adolescent.

Jan 12 2010

20mins

Play

Building Positive Relationships with Your Students

Podcast cover
Read more
Join Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for NMSA, and Howard Ormond, principal and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre, for a discussion on specific strategies to motivate young adolescents. They examine the importance of building positive relationships with your students and how teachers can truly impact the lives of young adolescents.

Nov 24 2009

19mins

Play

School Uniforms: Jeans or Jackets?

Podcast cover
Read more
The impact of school uniforms is an issue that affects schools, parents, and students alike. Join Jack Berckemeyer, NMSA assistant executive director, and Ms. Ernie Rambo as they focus on this timely topic. Ernie is a classroom teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been directly involved with the implications of the uniform issue. Jack and Ernie examine the advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms and talk about questions the teachers might have regarding the uniform issue and how to address students concerns.

Oct 26 2009

17mins

Play

Connecting the Dots - NMSA09 Preview

Podcast cover
Read more
Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director of NMSA, talks with Rita Pierson about her upcoming speech at the NMSA09 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rita shares her thoughts on what topics she will cover as the Teacher Luncheon speaker. Rita's vast knowledge in staff motivation, poverty issues, and school climate make Rita a must hear speaker.

Sep 29 2009

7mins

Play

The Culture of Formative Assessment

Podcast cover
Read more
In this second part of a two-part discussion about formative assessment, Kate Garrison, Manager of Products and services for Professional Development with Measured Progress, discusses the culture of formative assessment.

Sep 21 2009

21mins

Play

The Evolution of Advisory

Podcast cover
Read more
Bob Spear and Jack Berckemeyer discuss the importance of advisory in the middle school. They also examine how advisory has changed over the last several years with the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act and other mandates. This episode provides schools and individuals with a sense of understanding the importance a quality advisory program brings to any great middle school.

Jul 31 2009

18mins

Play

Single Sex Classrooms

Podcast cover
Read more
Ever wonder about the issues regarding the single sex classroom? Jack Berckemeyer, National Middle School Association assistant executive director, and Judith Baenen, editor of NMSA's The Family Connection and member of the Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre, take on this hot topic! Judith shares her knowledge of the single sex classroom and why it has become such a huge issue. The conversation also examines the differences between how girls learn versus boys and what teachers can do to address those distinctions.

Jul 17 2009

15mins

Play

The Students are SOAR-ing

Podcast cover
Read more
Kim Campbell, a classroom teacher and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Cadre, talks about the SOAR program with NMSA's Assistant Executive Director, Jack Berckemeyer. The SOAR program has been used at Kim's school to help deal with the achievement gap. Jack and Kim share practical ways to introduce SOAR and provide concrete examples of the program's impact in the lives of young adolescents.

Jun 29 2009

10mins

Play

Formative Assessment: Debunking the Myths

Podcast cover
Read more
Formative assessment is a verb, not a noun. A process whereby students and teachers maintain ongoing conversation about learning, formative assessment is key to student achievement. Kate Garrison, manager of products and services for professional development with Measured Progress, debunks 5 myths about formative assessment in the first of this 2-part discussion.

Jun 04 2009

21mins

Play

Student Voice and Student Choice

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode, Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for National Middle School Association, talks with middle level expert and member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre Nancy Doda on the issues of student motivation. Nancy shares information about the power of student choice and the impact of allowing students to have a voice in the classroom.

May 13 2009

22mins

Play

Building Community and Business Relationships

Podcast cover
Read more
Join Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for National Middle School Association, and Dr. Santo Pino as they discuss the importance of community involvement and business partnerships within the school. Jack and Santo also share ideas on ways to involve businesses in your school and the issues and concerns schools might experience.

Apr 16 2009

14mins

Play

Cyber-Citizenship for Young Adolescents

Podcast cover
Read more
Jill Spencer, a member of the NMSA Site-Based Services Speakers Cadre, has a discussion about cyber citizenship and its issues with Jack Berckemeyer, assistant executive director for National Middle School Association. Jill explains what it means to be a good cyber citizen in today's day and age. She elaborates on appropriate actions for young adolescents when dealing with technology, and shares some great examples for classroom teachers to use.

Mar 13 2009

20mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
2
4
0
0
0

Great topics, easy to listen to

By mkatelr - Jul 19 2009
Read more
I'm a pre-service middle level educator in the process of earning my M.A.T. and this podcast is full of interesting and totally relevant topics that are not only easy to listen to but really represent the best of current thought and practice. I am eager to see what new topics come down the bend and highly recommend giving this set of podcasts a listen. I am sure that they will continue to be a resource for me. Great work!

Enjoy Listening

By b2theburns - Mar 16 2009
Read more
Thanks for all the great stories, interviews and suggestions. I am a second year teacher, teaching 7th grade math, and I find this a great podcast to listen to on my way to school and way home to help uplift my spirits. The podcast I enjoyed the most so far was Organizing for Success feat. Debbie Silver. Keep up the good work and I really like the question at the end asking the guest what is the one piece of advice they really like.