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NELMS Upcoming Events


NELMS & Keys to Literacy co-sponsoring
The Summer Literacy Institute

August 4–7, 2014
Keys to Literacy Training Center in Rowley, MA
Information and registration available - please click here.

Rick Wormeli is coming back in September!
Standards-based Assessment and Grading

September 23 & 24, 2014
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Northampton, MA
Information and registration available here.

Magic in the Middle Continues in NH…
Celebrate the Magic of Young Adolescents!

SERESC
October 10, 2014
More information will be available soon.

2015 Annual Conference Call for Presenters

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Conference Strand information

Middle Level Scheduling

NELMS is planning a Middle Level Scheduling Workshop.  Are you interested in attending?  If yes, please email Mary Jean Fawcett ASAP at mjfawcett@nelms.org.

2014 Professional Development Activities

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NELMS NEWS NODE–(updated 7/23/14)
Study: Sexual Harassment Frequent Among Middle School Students

  • Read what attendees had to say about the NELMS Summer Institute.
  • Bring a virtual Rick Wormeli to your school.
    "Differentiated Assessment and Grading with Rick Wormeli" DVD set.
    • 6 dynamic sessions on 7 DVD's
    • Powerpoint presentations with handouts available on the NELMS website
    • Practical advice on diverse middle level learners in middle level classrooms
    • Shatter myths about differentiation
    Click here to download a pdf of Rick Wormeli's "Differentiated Assessment and Grading" DVD information and order form. Or, go to the NELMS bookstore by clicking here and ordering.
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Teacher Tip

Writers Block
You will encounter students who, out of fear, undeveloped skills, boredom, disbelief, stubbornness, or weariness – will be unwilling or unable to write. When kids won't write or think they can't, it is usually because they haven't been romanced. When they're stuck during writing go back and collect more ideas, read more examples, gather more words. Spend several writing sessions JUST on the motivation and collection stages of writing.
From : If You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write, You've Gotta Have This Book!
Marjorie Frank.
Incentive Publications. 1979.

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