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NELMS Upcoming Events

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!

October 14, 2014
Click here to read the flier and/or to register.

2015 Annual Conference Call for Presenters

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Conference Strand information

Middle Level Scheduling

Six new scheduling workshops have been planned.
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2014 Professional Development Activities

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What is news?

NELMS NEWS NODE–(updated 9/17/14)
How to Teach Beyond Ferguson

  • Employment Opportunity!
    NELMS is looking for an Executive Director.

    Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • Member Benefit Alert! Members should have received an e-mail with a link, user name, and password for MidLines. If you have your username and password you can click here to download MidLines anytime. If you did not receive the e-mail detailing access to MidLines please e-mail us by clicking here. Not a member? Click here to find out more about NELMS Membership.
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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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