In its statement of middle grades principles, the Association for Middle Level Education says that for schools to adequately serve tweens and young teens, they must be developmentally responsive, challenging, empowering, and equitable. The concept of "Belonging" relates to all four, says teacher Amanda Wall. In this MiddleWeb guest article, Wall considers what it means to create a sense of belonging for every student, and shares some of her own research among North Carolina teachers. Read more.
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