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This text for middle school classroom teachers provides a solid core of essential knowledge about middle schools. Balancing the practical and the theoretical, it has a strong research base, as well as a focus on teaching methods, strategies, materials, resources, and technology that are linked to the standards of the National Middle School Association. The author's objectives are to tell readers about middle schools today, describe adolescents and their developmental period, identify essential middle school concepts that have potential for their age group and educational experiences that are developmentally responsive for young adolescents.
Table of Contents
|Middle Schools Today|
|Concepts and Teaching Scenario|
|The First Day of Student Teaching Overview Objectives|
|A Brief History of the Junior High School and the Middle School Middle Schools Middle Schools: Today and Tomorrow|
|Selected Concepts Directions for Effective Middle Schools Teaching in the Middle School: Questions to Consider|
|Development and Issues Scenario|
|Ms. Ortega Reflects Overview Objectives Generalizations About Development|
|The Need for Caution Young Adolescent Development Physical Development Psychosocial Development Cognitive Development|
|Guiding Young Adolescents|
|Teachers and Counselors Scenario|
|Kim Matusi and the Guidance Team Overview Objectives Guidance in Middle Schools Differences Between Elementary and Secondary Schools Functions of Middle School Guidance Programs|
|Guidance for a Diverse Population Team and Collaborative Approaches to Guidance Adivsor-Advisee Programs|
|Roles of Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators Guidelines for Effective Advisory Programs Advisory Plans Need for Specialized Services|
|Developing the Curriculum and Organizing the School|
|Middle School Curriculum|
|Core and Related Domains Scenario|
|The Williams Middle School Curriculum Committee Overview Objectives Curriculum Definitions Curriculum Frameworks Curriculum Standards|
|Developmentally Responsive Middle School Curriculum Core Curriculum Related Domains|
|Middle School Curriculum|
|Integrated, Interdisciplinary, and Exploratory Scenario|
|Mr. Costa Considers the Curriculum Overview Objectives Contemporary Curriculum Perspectives and Definitions|
|Integrated Curriculum Additional Information Exploratory Curriculum/Programs Selected Considerations for Developing Middle School Curriculum|
|Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Instruction|
|Appropriate and Interdisciplinary Scenario|
|Karyn Rothmer's Journal Overview Objectives Rationale for Detailed and Methodical Planning Factors Affecting Middle School Instructional Planning Interdisciplinary Tea|
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