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What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know: The Key to Successful Middle School,9780325002668

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know: The Key to Successful Middle School

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ISBN13:

9780325002668

ISBN10:
0325002665
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Greenwood-Heineman
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Summary

This important new book describes everything a middle school teacher should know when teaching adolescents.

Author Biography

TRUDY KNOWLES is an associate professor of education at Westfield State College in Westfield Massachusetts, where she helps coordinate the middle-level education program. She is actively involved in the education of young adolescents through her work in local schools, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle-Level Educators, the New England League of Middle Schools, and the National Middle School Association.A former teacher and coach at the middle and high school levels, DAVE BROWN is currently an associate professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. His research and writing focus on understanding the lives of young adolescents and the challenges of middle school teaching. Brown presents workshops on middle-level teaching practices.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
You Want to Be a What?
1(7)
Who Are Young Adolescents?
2(2)
Becoming a Middle Level Teacher
4(4)
Understanding the Young Adolescent
8(29)
Physical Development
10(7)
Intellectual Development
17(4)
Social Development
21(7)
Emotional Development
28(6)
Concluding Reflections
34(3)
Influences from the Past and the Present
37(17)
A Typical Day
38(2)
Emulating the Factory
40(4)
The First Junior High Schools
44(2)
The Promise of a New Design
46(1)
Support for Genuine Middle Schools
47(7)
Creating a Safe Haven for Learning
54(17)
Middle Schools and Student Stress
55(2)
Establishing a Caring Environment
57(5)
Encouraging Risk Taking
62(2)
Recognizing and Responding to Diverse Learners
64(1)
Sharing Decision Making
65(2)
Creating Collaborative---Not Competitive---Learning Environments
67(4)
Student Designed Curriculum
71(36)
What Is Curriculum?
73(1)
Beliefs About Middle Level Curriculum
73(3)
Basic Approaches to Curriculum Organization
76(8)
Curriculum Integration Model: A Different Way of Thinking About the Curriculum
84(4)
Curriculum Integration in the Middle School Classroom
88(15)
Concluding Reflections
103(4)
Facilitating Meaningful Learning
107(18)
How Learning Occurs
108(6)
The Teacher's Role
114(9)
Concluding Reflections
123(2)
Assessment that Promotes Active Learning
125(17)
What Is Assessment?
126(4)
Alternative Assessment
130(3)
Authentic Assessment Leads to Meaningful Learning
133(1)
Performance Assessment
134(4)
Portfolio Assessment
138(1)
Additional Assessment Strategies
139(1)
Support for Alternative Assessment
140(2)
Altering School Structures
142(23)
Teaming---The Heart and Sould of the Middle School Concept
143(8)
Developing Advisory Programs
151(7)
Flexible Scheduling
158(4)
Concluding Reflections
162(3)
Being an Advocate for Young Adolescents
165(8)
Support for Middle Level Reforms
166(2)
Supporting Young Adolescents
168(1)
The True Middle School
169(4)
Index 173


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