ERIC Number: ED215967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teacher to Teacher.
Doda, Nancy; Lounsbury, John H., Ed.
The problems and challenges of teaching adolescents are discussed in this collection of essays on middle school education. Part I introduces five basic themes that underly suggestions and considerations offered in subsequent writings. These basic themes--Community, Caring, Connectedness, Color, and Collaboration--are the "Five C's" that form the foundation for specific programs and practices discussed in the remaining essays in this booklet. Part II contains reflections on the values of affective education and the concept of teacher teaming. Exploratory programs and courses in the middle school's curriculum are the subject of one essay in this section, and multiage/multigrade grouping is discussed in another. In Part III, five essays deal with the advisory role of the teacher, cooperative teaching, instructional priorities, self-directed learning, and reading programs. The final section contains four essays on the topics of preventive discipline, student responsibility, and managing mainstreamed students. The last essay presents a series of resolutions for middle school teachers. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Stages, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Helping Relationship, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High Schools, Mainstreaming, Middle Schools, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship
National Middle School Association, P. O. Box 968, Fairborn, OH 45324 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.