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ERIC Number: EJ789456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Teaching Organizational Skills in Middle School: Moving toward Independence
Boller, Barbara
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v81 n4 p169-171 Mar-Apr 2008
In this article, the author examines organizational skills from a developmental perspective and provides middle school teachers with strategies to help students manage academic tasks. An underlying assumption in middle school is that students are old enough to juggle multiple assignments, plan and organize projects, and regulate their time and behavior. Looking at organizational skills as part of a developmental learning process helps teachers understand that many students may need support and instruction before they can assume responsibility for their learning. The authors provide teachers with examples of common classroom behaviors that offer clues about developmental levels and strategies that can be used to help students improve organizational skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A