ERIC Number: ED479314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science.
Swango, C. Jill; Steward, Sally Boles
This book was written especially for first year teachers of grades 6-8, but even veteran teachers can benefit from its multitude of ideas, examples, and tips for teaching science the way middle school students learn best. Topics include the basics of cooperative learning and assessment, discovering effective ways to help students strengthen writing skills, and learning the importance of modeling for early adolescents. Chapters include: (1) "Why Did We Write This Book?"; (2) "The First Day"; (3) "Best Practices"; (4) "Lab Set-Up and Safety"; (5) "Cooperative Learning and Assessment"; (6) "Writing for Science"; (7) "Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting"; (8) "Modeling and Demonstrations"; (9) "Metrics and Measurement"; (10) "Classroom Management"; (11) "Using Your Community Resources"; (12) "Teaming"; (13) "Substitute Teachers"; and (14) "The End?" (MVL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools, Science Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.