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The End to a Successful MGI 2014

Thanks to the more than 100 middle level educators who joined us this year for the annual Middle Grades Institute! They accomplished a remarkable amount of thoughtful work throughout the week and we're privileged to have had the chance to teach and learn alongside them.

Less than a week ‘til MGI!

With this summer’s Middle Grades Institute less than a week away, registrations are still flying in and we’re thrilled to report educators from all corners of our state will be convening in Burlington! Some are coming as individuals; an impressive number are coming in teams; and a couple of whole school faculties are joining us as well.  Read more

Student Film on Climate Change: Main Street Middle School

Check out the new film, Rise, A Green Team Film by Main Street Middle School students in Montpelier, Vermont.


Middle Grades Students as Teacher Educators

Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association
Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA April 4, 2014


John Downes, University of Vermont,
James Nagle, Saint Michal’s College,

Convergence of Practices by Joe Rivers, Brattleboro Area Middle School


There is a popular young adult novel series; and now a blockbuster movie, entitled Divergent.  It’s about a society split into factions.  Those five factions emphasize certain human characteristics over others and underscore the differences between us. The factions accentuate what is different about us and devalue…

Mark Your Calendar for Middle Grades Institute 2014!

MGI Monday, June 23- Friday, June 27, 2014

Powerful Learning for The Middle Years: Four Tenacious Truths by Nancy M. Doda, Ph.D.

Powerful Learning for The Middle Years: Four Tenacious Truths
Nancy M. Doda, Ph.D.


So much has changed in the landscape of middle school education during the past decades. Looking back to the early years of the middle school movement,…

Announcing the Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, multi-media venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic…

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