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ERIC Number: EJ792965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
The Scary World of Middle School: How to Be Sure Your Kids Are Ready
Adams, Caralee
Instructor, v117 n6 p44-46, 48 May-Jun 2008
Middle school, which is generally thought of as sixth to eighth grades, is not easy for anybody. It is a rough time to be a student, and a tough age to teach. Teachers are expected to ease the transition of students from elementary to middle school. However, if you are an elementary teacher, you may not know what kids will be facing in middle school; and if you are a middle school teacher, you are not always aware of what skills incoming students have already mastered (or not, as the case may be). Currently, fewer than half the states require specialized preparation before teaching middle schoolers. The National Middle School Association (NMSA) believes professional preparation programs must teach teachers about the development and needs of young adolescents; address middle-level philosophy, organization, curriculum planning, and assessment; and require middle-level field experiences. In this article, the author provides tips for teachers that will enable them to help students as they transition from elementary to middle school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Illinois; Kentucky; Michigan; New Jersey; New York