Teaching in the Middle School (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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

Part I
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
Young Adolescents
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
Planning 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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