What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, Third Edition (Print
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What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, Third Edition (Print eBook Bundle)

By Dave F. Brown, Trudy Knowles
Foreword by James Beane, Nancy Doda, Mark Springer

The third edition of this best-selling classic on truly responsive middle school instruction features timely new research, examples, and models that illuminate the practices and perspectives that best serve the needs of young adolescents.

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Middle level researchers Dave Brown and Trudy Knowles have updated their bestselling classic What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know with more student voice as well as timely new research, strategies, and models that illuminate the philosophies and practices that best serve the needs of young adolescents. Once again a comprehensive description of truly responsive middle level teaching, the Third Edition features:

  • the latest discoveries in neuroscience that inform practical strategies for improving student learning

  • the most recent research on physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and identity developmental processes

  • the impact of technology and social media on students’ lives and learning

  • new research in middle level education supporting the development of genuine middle schools

  • concrete ways to meet new content standards while implementing true curriculum integration

  • explicit ways teachers can make the transition from theory to practice in their own classrooms.

Stories of teachers who have embraced curriculum integration, alternative assessment, democratic classrooms, and dynamic learning experiences inspire others to champion Dave and Trudy’s middle school philosophy, while the voices of students help us understand young adolescents’ needs and perspectives.

Contents

Part 1:  Who Are Middle Level Teachers?

Ch. 1: You Want to Be a What?


Part 2:  Who Are Your Students?

Ch. 2: Understanding Young Adolescents' Physical Development

Ch. 3:  Understanding Young Adolescents' Unique Brain Growth and Cognitive Development

Ch. 4:  Understanding Young Adolescents' Social Development

Ch. 5:  Understanding Young Adolescents' Emotional Development and Search for Identity


Part 3:  What Research Tells Us About Effective Middle Level Schools

Ch. 6:  The Middle School Concept:  More Than a Sign on a Building

Ch. 7:  School Structures That Support Young Adolescents


Part 4:  How Your Classroom Can Best Meet the Needs of Students

Ch. 8:  Creating a Safe Haven for Learning

Ch. 9:  The Power of Student-Designed Curriculum:  Exceeding Standards

Ch. 10:  Curriculum Integration:  What It Looks Like in Real Life

Ch. 11:  This Is Learning:  Making Instruction Meaningful

Ch. 12:  Assessment That Promotes Active Learning

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