ERIC Number: ED374097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Managing the Middle School Classroom. A Teacher's Guide.
Bray, Phyllis P.; Ousley, Mary Jane
The middle school concept provides for establishing schools which link the early adolescent years between elementary school and high school. This guide provides practical tips and techniques as a means for middle school teachers to meet the demands of the middle school classroom and to learn about this age group. In addition, it helps explore demands of the students, the job, and the relationships the teacher is likely to encounter with parents, peers, and principals. The chapters in this guide address: (1) being an effective team teacher; (2) classroom management; (3) knowing the middle school child; (4) meeting students' individual needs; (5) staying on top of the paperwork; (6) using one's time efficiently; (7) designing flexible lesson plans; (8) developing a good teaching style; (9) maintaining day-to-day discipline; (10) handling major discipline problems; (11) dealing with the at-risk child; (12) enhancing the self-image of students; (13) helping students get through trauma; (14) preparing for the substitute teacher; (15) involving parents in their children's education; (16) surviving stress and burnout; and (17) working with administrators. Contains 34 references. (LL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Adolescents, Elementary School Teachers, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Team Teaching
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A