Albert Thweatt, a sixth grade teacher at Lipscomb Academy, was a speaker for the second year in a row at the Association for Middle Level Education on November 8.
The theme for the 40th annual national conference, held in Minneapolis, was “Thrive”. With educators from around the country gathering to focus on ways to help middle school students thrive in their learning environment, Thweatt presented a session called “Innovative Ways to Engage Middle School Students.”
After speaking at the conference in Portland, Oregon last year, Thweatt submitted a proposal to speak again this year and was accepted into the prestigious group of presenters.
With 150 middle school teachers from around the nation attending the session, Thweatt offered suggestions about how to organize and present lessons that cater to the interests of students and how to make classes a “real life experience.”
Thweatt was also able to attend sessions himself and share ideas and teaching tools with other educators.
“It is an extreme honor to be able to present for the second year in a row at this conference. I received a lot of positive feedback, it was humbling,” said Thweatt.
Next year’s conference will be held November 6-8 in Nashville.