ERIC Number: ED447587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
How To Create Useful Transition Activities. Tips for Principals.
Morgan, Annie R., Ed.
The transition from elementary school to middle-level or from middle-level to high school is very difficult for many students. While some students are mature enough to deal with their fears on their own or ask for the help they need, many struggle through these transitional times. They may manifest their difficulties with sudden outbursts of inappropriate behavior, detachment from their new environment, or chronic illness. Although there are many differences between a sixth-grade and ninth-grade student, strategies to assist these students are very similar. The programs outlined here are not specific to any grade level and should be incorporated into an overall strategy that can be used in either elementary-to-middle or middle-to-high school transition. Educators are encouraged to adapt these ideas to fit their students' needs. (DFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Orientation, Peer Influence, Principals, Public Schools, Social Values, Transitional Programs
The National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537 (Item Number 1809912, $2 members, $3 nonmembers). Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-476-5432; Web site: http://www.nassp.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.