Discussion Series

New England League of Middle Schools are leaders in promoting middle level best practices by providing collaborative learning experiences that support students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and success. 

This year, in addition to our job alike series, the New England League of Middle Schools will be featuring a variety of remote learning opportunities entitled, “NELMS and the Middle Ages”. These topics are designed to address common issues, needs, and trends that all middle level educators encounter and are relevant for teachers, administrators, counselors, and anyone who works with young adolescents.  These sessions, featuring distinguished educators from across New England, are FREE to NELMS members. So, please join us for an hour of discussion and support. 

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What Should My School/Classroom Look Like Based on Young Adolescent Development?


January 19, 2023

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Students from the ages of 10 – 15 are not adolescents, and they’re not children anymore—they’re young adolescents. These students need adults to respond to their unique needs; but some school and classroom practices mirror high schools’ or elementary structures rather than address your students’ needs. Join us and ask about how you and your fellow colleagues can make simple changes to address your students’ social and emotional needs, physical needs, identity challenges, and their intense cognitive growth.