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Dani, Danielle – Middle School Journal, 2019
This article discusses how a place-based approach to middle-level science teacher education prepares middle grades teacher candidates to leverage local culture and community to create interdisciplinary and relevant curriculum for all middle grades students. The article describes evidence-based strategies that capitalize on local place and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Place Based Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Fagell, Phyllis L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Although the world is changing rapidly, young people's developmental trajectory has remained the same. Just as in the past, today's young adolescents with still-developing prefontal cortexes are malleable, impulsive, and impressionable. But Phyllis Fagell identifies three areas where today's tweens are different from those of the past. They are…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Developmental Stages, Information Technology
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Maguth, Brad M.; Tomer, Andrea; Apanius, Avery – Social Studies, 2019
This manuscript considers Berman's (1990) "Despair to Empowerment Curricular Curve" as a possible guiding curricular framework in global education. The authors describe how this curricular curve was used by teachers to enhance a seventh-grade world history unit on the Black Death to move middle-level learners away from despair and toward…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, World History, Grade 7
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Ahmadpour, Fatemeh; Reid, David; Reza Fadaee, Mohammad – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2019
We present a model for describing the growth of students' understandings when reading a proof. The model is composed of two main paths. One is focused on becoming aware of the deductive structure of the proof, in other words, understanding the proof at a semantic level. Generalization, abstraction, and formalization are the most important…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kruger, Christopher J.; Scogin, Stephen C.; Jekkals, Regan E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Although embedded in a traditional middle school, STREAM takes a nontraditional approach by connecting students to the outdoors through project-based learning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Projects, Outdoor Education, STEM Education
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Stewart, Lauren; Ross, Donna; Elliot, Kimberly – Science Teacher, 2019
This paper highlights learning supports associated with genetics lessons that were implemented in a urban high school biology classroom. The supports provided access to science content for ELLs [English language learners], students with IEPs [individualized education programs], and struggling readers during an introductory unit on genetics. Due to…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, Secondary School Science
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Fowler, Kelsie; Windschitl, Mark; Richards, Jennifer – Science Teacher, 2019
The ideas students bring to class and their perspectives on what is happening in the classroom change constantly. Keeping track of these changes is useful for adapting lessons, nurturing student self-reflection, increasing student ownership of learning, and building a teaching practice responsive to learners' needs. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Vondrová, Nada; Novotná, Jarmila; Havlícková, Radka – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Research has shown that word problem difficulty is influenced by various linguistic, numerical and general variables, but results in this area are inconsistent. This paper focuses on the question of how the order of numerical data, the context, the position of the unknown transformation, and the length of the statement in an additive word problem,…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Shivraj, Pooja; Basaraba, Deni; Schielack, Jane – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
Within a multi-tier system of support (MTSS), results from universal screeners help teachers make instructional decisions early in the learning process to prevent and remediate skill gaps. Universal screeners help teachers determine students' need for and intensity of additional instructional support to reach their learning goals by efficiently…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Readiness, Algebra, Screening Tests
Morris, Monique W. – Educational Leadership, 2019
"What we believe about young people matters--it informs how we treat them and what they come to believe about themselves," writes Pushout author Monique Morris. Unfortunately, according to recent studies, adults tend to view black girls as less innocent and childlike than their peers. This biased belief can lead to harsher discipline in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Social Bias
Zhu, Pei; Garcia, Ivonne; Alonzo, Erick – MDRC, 2019
The growing awareness of the importance of the first year of high school for future success has prompted schools and districts across the country to develop interventions designed for ninth-graders. "Growth mindset" is an intervention that aims to increase students' desire to take on challenges and to enhance their persistence in school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Motivation, Intervention, Grade 9
Bishop, Penny A.; Downes, John M.; Farber, Katy – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades" shows how teachers in grades 5--8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning--particularly around essential skills that cut across…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Kennedy, Krystal J.; King, Seth A. – Beyond Behavior, 2019
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provides effective behavior management in many schools, yet such systematic approaches to behavior management are generally not implemented aboard school buses. This article describes guidance for the expansion of PBIS onto school buses. Research supporting the use of PBIS in school and…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, School Buses
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Green, Corinne – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
When considering a school switch, it is imperative that the child be involved in the decision-making process. One study has shown that students who feel forced by their parents to attend a middle school magnet program instead of their assigned middle school showed greater dissatisfaction with school life than those who chose to attend the magnet…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Gifted Education, Parent Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy
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Price, Jamie; Govett, Aimee; Davis, Misty; Ivester, Robyn; Howard, Teresa; Messimer, Lisa – Teaching Science, 2019
Project-based learning (PBL) is centred on a challenging, yet meaningful, driving question and culminates in a product that students create or do to showcase their learning to a public audience. Other essential elements of a true PBL experience include: sustained inquiry, authentic tasks, opportunities for students to make decisions about their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Integrated Activities, Units of Study
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