What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know

ISBN-10: 0325009538

ISBN-13: 9780325009537

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: s s There is a world of difference between seeing the promise in young adolescents and seeing them as problematic. Seeing the ldquo;promiserdquo; is at the center of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know. From start to finish young adolescents are treated with dignity and respect, and their education is more an adventure worth having than a trial to be endured. - James A. Beane Author of Democratic Schools, Second Edition s The first edition of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Knowhelped tens of thousands of preservice and inservice educators find new, energizing ways to think about their practice. Now Dave Brown and Trudy Knowles present a second edition with 40 percent new material that includes the latest research about middle schoolers' development, deep explorations of why true middle school structures strongly support young adolescents' learning, and ways to combine these findings to optimize students' in-school experiences. s What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know is a clear and comprehensive description of truly responsive middle school instruction. With the same teacher-friendly voice as in their first edition, Brown and Knowles provide what educators need to know to teach with skill and compassion, including information on: the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and identity-based development of students between the ages of 10 - 15 ways to design curriculum with students to engage them in thinking deeply about their learning and their world explicit methods for creating the learning experiences and classroom environments that help young adolescents learn best ideas for using assessment, including self-assessment, to encourage learning rather than merely measure it the implications of high-stakes testing on curriculum and instruction significant, recent research that supports the vital middle-level practices of advisory programs, teaming, flexible scheduling, exploratory experiences,slooping, and student-led conferences. s Ever practical, Brown and Knowles once again present powerful a resource for middle-level teachers that is grounded in the voices of students as well as in current research. They also offer in-depth commentary from teachers whose classrooms exemplify the integrated, progressive, mindful approach that What Every Middle School Teacher Should Knowadvocates. s Adolescence is a time of exciting, challenging adjustments for students, and it can be just as exciting for their teachers. With What Every Middle School Teacher Should Knowany teacher can meet curricular demands while creating meaningful learning experiences that place students at the center of their own learning.

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Book details

List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Dave F. Brown, Ed. D. is an educational researcher, consultant, and professor in the College of Education at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He taught in public schools for 13 years from 4th through 8th grade in the Midwest and Virginia, and is the co-author of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know and author of Becoming A Successful Urban Teacher.

Trudy Knowles is the coauthor of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, Second Edition (Heinemann, 2007) and the author of The Kids Behind the Label: An Inside Look at ADHD for Classroom Teachers (Heinemann, 2006). She is a professor in the education department at Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts and provides workshops throughout the country on ways to help all students become successful in school. Her research and writing focus on democratic teaching and ways to give students a voice in their own learning.

A former classroom teacher, James A. Beane currently divides his time between his position as a professor at National-Louis University and as a school reform coach at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. He is the author of Curriculum Integration (1997), A Middle School Curriculum (1993), and Affect in the Curriculum (1990). He is also coauthor of Democratic Schools (1995), The Middle School and Beyond (1992), When the Kids Come First (1987), Self-Concept, Self-Esteem COMMA and the Curriculum (1986), and Curriculum Planning and Development (1986). Additionally, he was co-editor ONE WORD of Democratic Schools; and edited the 1995 ASCD Yearbook Toward A Coherent Curriculum. Beane has spoken at numerous conferences, has consulted for international educational projects, and served in leadership capacities for several education professional associations.

Foreword
You Want to Be a What?
Understanding the Young Adolescent's Physical and Cognitive Growth
Who Am I? The Social, Emotional, and Identity Trials of Young Adolescence
Designing an Appropriate Middle School: Influences from the Past to the Present
Creating a Safe Haven for Learning
Student-Designed Curriculum
Facilitating Meaningful Learning
Assessment That Promotes Active Learning
Real Teachers Using Genuine Curriculum Integration
Altering School Structures
Being an Advocate for Young Adolescents
References
Index
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