ERIC Number: ED422283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Middle Level Teachers' Handbook. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner.
Hunt, Gilbert; Wiseman, Dennis; Bowden, Sandra
This textbook is designed to help beginning middle level teachers develop teaching philosophies, behaviors, and skills relevant to effective instruction. The eight chapters include the following: (1) Origins and Essential Elements of Middle Level Schools (junior high schools and middle schools); (2) Essential Characteristics of Middle Level Teachers (leadership skills, scholarship and reflective thinking skills, communication skills, awareness of cultural diversity, technological competency, and ability to self-evaluate); (3) The Middle School Student (transitions, physical changes, psychosocial development, intellectual development, and developmental appropriateness); (4) Creating a Positive Middle School Climate (positive climate and student developmental needs, schoolwide systems, classroom environmental systems, and school-community environmental systems); (5) Developing Appropriate Curriculum (philosophical and theoretical rationale, teaming, thematic units, and exploratory programs); (6) Providing Developmentally Appropriate Instruction (methodology based on constructivist principles, direct methods, indirect methods, technology and instruction, and team teaching); (7) Assessing and Reporting Progress (personalizing assessment, setting performance standards, learning as continuous progress, and reporting progress); and (8) Middle Schools: A View of the Future (establishing the research base, providing preservice education, setting societal goals for students, restructuring middle level school as a community of learners, developing a true K-12 curriculum, and establishing content trends for the future). (SM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Reflective Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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