ERIC Number: ED408107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Level Activities To Involve the Invisible Student.
Rimmer, Sue; Arico, Jim
Involvement in student activities has many advantages for the middle level student. Such activities promote achievement, citizenship, and service to the community while developing self-esteem, self-confidence, and social cooperation. This book is intended as a tool for middle level schools to motivate, develop, guide, involve, and provide middle level students with the opportunity to participate in and enjoy school life. Methods to accomplish this goal through leadership training, building multicultural programs, addressing special needs, and implementing student activities are provided. The goal is to serve all students and foster inclusion for those students of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Chapter 1, "Involving the Uninvolved," provides information on developing self-esteem. Chapter 2, "Gaining Support for Middle Level Student Activities," provides information on the importance of student activities and gaining support from faculty and staff. Chapter 3, "Middle Level Student Council Philosophy and Organization," provides guidelines for an inclusive and effective student council. Chapter 4, "Middle Level Student Activities Designed for Inclusion," describes a monthly theme program with suggested activities. Chapter 5, "Building Teamwork and Understanding between Cultures," provides suggestions for developing an appreciation and understanding of the many cultures represented in a school. Chapter 6, "Community Service Projects," provides activity suggestions to help develop students' sense of community and morals. Chapter 7, "Activities To Foster Cooperation," provides suggestions for activities to develop cooperation skills. Contains 13 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cultural Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Relevance, Extracurricular Activities, Group Activities, Group Unity, Inclusive Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Student Government, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Student Role, Student School Relationship, Teamwork
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537; phone: 703-860-0200; (Product #6209703).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.