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LeGeros, Life; Bishop, Penny; Netcoh, Steven; Downes, John – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
Over the past decade, personalized learning has emerged as a major aim in the contemporary education systems of many countries. This qualitative case study examined middle school educators' perceptions of how their school's collective experimentation with Genius Hour supported the broader implementation of personalized learning. Teachers in the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
This article explores how international-mindedness is defined and cultivated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) schools in different regions of the world as young adolescents face their main developmental task of identity development. An online survey that contained demographic and open-ended questions was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, International Education, Middle School Students, Advanced Placement Programs
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Fergus, Sara; Petrick Smith, Carmen – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
Math anxiety can have an extraordinary impact on middle level students' ability to learn. However, certain classroom practices may be able to mitigate this impact. In terms of assessment practices, proficiency-based learning, also called competency-based learning or standards-based grading, may help establish a learning environment that either…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Competency Based Education, Middle School Students
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Bauml, Michelle; Davis Smith, Victoria; Blevins, Brooke – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
While civic participation is a crucial component of healthy and sustainable democracies, young adolescents may perceive or experience barriers that limit their civic action. This study draws from focus groups and surveys during a week-long summer civics camp to explore ways in which 47 young adolescents entering Grades 6-9 described barriers they…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Bishop, Penny A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
As of March 31, 2020, the closure of schools in 192 countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in over 1.6 billion learners being temporarily forced out of school buildings. New educational inequities arose, and existing ones were exacerbated. Acknowledging that disruption may also stimulate innovation, the purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how young adolescents participated in various activities in a science summer camp. A total of 26 Taiwanese students and 16 U.S. students participated in a one-week "Argue like a Scientist" summer camp. Based on the design features of project-based learning, this science summer…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Science Activities, Summer Programs, Camps
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This case study explored how a social studies teacher and a TESOL teacher collaborated to teach an eighth-grade civics and economics course in a diverse classroom with Latinx emergent bilingual students. The researcher employed a theoretical framework of culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education (CLRCE), which includes five…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Ammar, Alia A.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Provinzano, Kathleen; Delaney, Brian – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Inequitable learning opportunities are a leading contributor to the persistent literacy achievement gaps evident between historically marginalized students and their more affluent peers. This study investigated the impact of a community school reform effort in an urban middle school. The community school initiative focused on meeting the complex…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Middle School Students, Urban Schools
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Joiner, Lori Ann; Gutierrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Melton, Teri Denlea; McBrayer, Juliann Sergi – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This action research study examined the feasibility of an iron-rich school nutrition program on student Lexile scores while controlling for gender, race, and socioeconomic status. The study employed a quasi-experimental research design in which independent intact groups served as either comparison group (students not exposed to the implementation…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Food
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MacDonnell, Marisa; McClain, Kellie; Ganguli, Aishwarya; Elias, Maurice J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Informed by the Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) approach to school turnaround, the present study examined the relationship between students' recollection and reflection of their experience in a SECD program and academic achievement and explored the mediating effect of student-teacher relationships. Based on an intervention in an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Emotional Learning, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Rheaume, Julia; Brandon, Jim; Donlevy, J. Kent; Gereluk, Dianne – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This paper presents the qualitative findings from a recent doctoral study that examined the leadership practices of 17 middle school administrators from three school districts in the Canadian province of Alberta (Rheaume, 2018). The data gathered through six focus group interviews are framed within the three dimensions of Brown et al.'s (2002)…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Administrators, School Administration, Leadership
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Wilson, Robin; Sulak, Tracey; Bagby, Janet – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
The current research investigated the impact of Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) on middle level students' executive function skills. AVID uses inquiry-based and student-centered instruction to close the opportunity gap in college attendance and degree attainment for underrepresented demographic groups. With AVID, teachers inspire…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Program Effectiveness, Middle School Students, Executive Function
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Trinter, Christine P.; Hughes, Hilary E. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This exploratory, embedded single study examined the experiences of middle grades teacher design teams over 10 months as they were immersed in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum units using a backward design framework. The teachers were supported by a researcher-practitioner partnership and situated in a middle level school structure…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development
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Mertens, Steven B.; Falbe, Kristina N. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Currently, there is a paucity of research concerning the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform's Schools to Watch national school improvement program. Of the handful of existing studies, very few have examined or addressed student learning or achievement. In this this study we systematically collected and analyzed data from the 34…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Cronenberg, Stephanie – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
In most middle level schools, the curriculum includes a range of elective courses, often called exploratory courses. General music is one of the many exploratory courses commonly offered in middle level schools across the United States. Educators who teach exploratory courses face numerous challenges related to enrollment, scheduling, budget,…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Music Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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