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Reinventing The Middle School ✍ Thomas S. Dickinson
DETAIL : Many contemporary American middle schools are stuck in a state of "arrested development," failing to implement the original concept of middle schools to a varying, though equally corruptive degrees. The individual chapters of the book outline in detail how to counter this dangerous trend, offering guidance to those who seek immediate, significant, internal reforms before we lose the unique value of middle schools for our nation's adolescents.
100 Writing Starters For Middle School ✍ Ann Bourman
DETAIL : Designed for students to practice paragraph writing and simple expository writing.
Teaching In The Middle School ✍ M. Lee Manning
DETAIL : The exceptional feature of this book is that it covers both middle school concepts and the basic information needed to understand young adolescents, ages 10-14. It provides the essential knowledge for middle school teaching including young adolescent development, organization, core and exploratory curricula, instructional strategies, and concepts. Distinguished by its skillful blending of research and practice, it enables readers to move from theory to practice. Chapter coverage explores how middle school educators provide culturally and gender responsive educational experiences for particular topics. Discussion of the latest technology gives today's teachers access to the vast world of information and helps them take advantage of the rapidly changing technological advances. Anecdotal accounts, case studies, and scenarios provide actual accounts of experiences with young adolescents and how middle school teachers have handled these situations and issues. For general education teachers at the middle school level.
Middle School English Teacher S Guide To Active Learning ✍ Marc V. Moeller
DETAIL : This book will show you how you can: - foster reflective, independent thinking in your class - boost the number of students who actively participate - prevent the discussions from falling flat or degenerating into "bull sessions" This volume features 20 student-centered lesson plans and includes answer keys for teachers. Each lesson plan engages students in active learning.
Quality Middle School Leadership ✍ L. David Weller
DETAIL : "Arranged to provide readers with theory and research first, Quality Middle School Leadership also provides specific examples of how this research can be applied - providing real meaning to the knowledge and skills that are presented. It is designed to prepare those aspiring to become effective and quality-oriented middle school principals and also to assist practitioners seeking to improve middle school education."--Jacket.
Teaching Writing In Middle School ✍ Beth Means
DETAIL : Introduce middle school students to the joy of writing with this treasury of inspiring ideas, practical lessons, examples, games, and resources. Step-by-step guidelines and helpful tips for educators are combined with numerous writing and prewriting activities for students - from "braindancing" and "zoom lens" to "downhilling." The result is a complete teaching package that offers a variety of approaches to motivate middle school students.
The Modern Middle School ✍ Gilbert Hunt
DETAIL : Middle school educators are facing many challenges in todayOCOs educational and political environment due to the focus on excellence as measured by achievement tests. It is the purpose of this book to provide a discussion of how middle schools can provide a strong standards-based academic program while, at the same time, remaining focused on the student-centered principles upon which the middle school experience should be based. The text is intended to aid readers in the development of the teaching philosophies, behaviors, and skills relevant to effective instruction in the unique middle school environment. This emphasis reflects the philosophy that teachers ultimately determine the quality of schooling and that the learning environment should be student-centered while maintaining a strong academic foundation. The text begins with an overview of the origins and essential elements of middle schools; proceeds through discussions of middle school teachers, students, schooling structures, and teaching strategies; and concludes with a view of the future. Specifically, chapters offer suggestions for teaching and learning in the middle school environment, for developing essential teaching characteristics, for creating a positive middle school climate, for planning the curriculum, for providing developmentally appropriate instruction, and for assessing and reporting student progress. This outstanding new edition provides a comprehensive, current, and cohesive text that allows the reader to more clearly understand the nature and importance of significant standards issues and developments within the ongoing evolution of the modern American middle school."
Art Lessons For The Middle School ✍ Nancy Walkup Reynolds
DETAIL : This book integrates art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics into 56 lessons for middle school classes. There are also 17 reproducible pages on art concepts to use as study guides. (Adapted from back cover).
A Middle School Curriculum ✍ James A. Beane
DETAIL : Thoughtfully and thoroughly reviews the past, analyzes the separate subject approach, and outlines a proposal for a new general education program that would transform the middle level school.
Help I M Teaching Middle School Science ✍ C. Jill Swango
DETAIL : Like your own personal survival guide, Help IOCOm Teaching Middle School Science is a nontechnical how-to manualOCoespecially for first-year teachers. But even veteran teachers can benefit from the plentiful ideas, examples, and tips on teaching science the way middle-schoolers learn best. The book covers all the basics: .: .; what to do on the first day of school (including icebreaker activities), .; preparing safe and effective lab lessons, .; managing the classroom, .; working with in-school teams as well as parents. But its practicalOCoand encouragingOCoapproach doesnOCOt mean it shortchanges the basics of effective pedagogy. YouOCOll learn: how to handle cooperative learning and assessment; how to help students write effectively and; the importance of modeling for early adolescents."