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Fall 2017-2018 | Vol. 42 No. 1

In the Middle is the official newsletter of the Ohio Middle Level Association and is published three times per year.

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As we begin a new school year, it's only natural that our first issue of In the Middle focus on relationships. We often focus on the relationships teachers build with students, which is essential as Rita Pierson reminds us that "kids don't learn from people they don't like!" Additionally, I urge you to consider building relationships with your colleagues.
Rick Wormeli has been a favorite presenter at OMLA conferences. Much of what Rick shares in both his presentations and writing resonates with me. At our 2016 annual state conference in Cincinnati, Rick finished a keynote acknowledging that the real learning wasn't going to happen in the ballrooms, meeting rooms, or hallways of that conference center. The real learning happens when we return to our schools and begin discussing ideas with our colleagues...



President's Message

Jay Clark

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