Teaching in the Middle School (3rd Edition)
This text for middle school classroom teachers provides a solid core of essential knowledge about middle schools. Balancing the practical and the theoretical, it has a strong research base, as well as a focus on teaching methods, strategies, materials, resources, and technology that are linked to the standards of the National Middle School Association. The author’s objectives are to tell readers about middle schools today, describe adolescents and their developmental period, identify essential middle school concepts that have potential for their age group and educational experiences that are developmentally responsive for young adolescents.
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Teaching in the Middle School
M. Lee Manning and Katherine T. Bucher
Teaching in the Middle School, Third Edition, is a must have for all pre-service teachers considering a career in middle school education. This brief text provides the practical content you will need for daily classroom practices and the theory you need to know to support each practice.
Explore this text to learn:
- About middle schools today
- About young adolescents and their developmental period
- How to identfiy essential middle school concepts that have potential for this age group
- How to identify educational experiences that are developmentally responsive for young adolescents
FEATURES FOR YOUR SUCCESS:
- Guiding Young Adolescents Coverage Moved to Chapter 3. Now immediately following Young Adolescents—Development and Issues (Chapter 2), information on guiding middle school students is presented closer to information about problems and challenges related to the development of young adolescents.
- MyEducationLab. MyEducationLab.com is a research-based learning tool that brings teaching to life. Watch authentic video footage and see real teachers in action. Read about case studies to learn about the realities of teaching as well as the valuable perspectives on common issues and challenges in education today. Additionally, view and analyze over 200 student and teacher classroom artifacts tied to course topics and framed by learning goals. In your textbook look for the www.MyEducationLab.com logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access . For more information turn to the MEL portion of the preface or go to www.myeducationlab.com . To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131584006. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780138143725
- Diversity Perspectives. These features look at a chapter related topic and consider how middle school educators can be culturally- and gender-responsive.
- Theory into Practice (TIP). These “tips” provide practical classroom and school examples, indicate how to use research findings in a school setting, and offer a checklist for evaluating the existance of a concept in a middle school.
- Scenarios. Each chapter begins with “real-life” conversations, events, and problems facing middle school educators that prepare you for the topics discussed in the chapter.
- Case Studies. Each case examines a chapter topic and shows how middle school teachers responded, then gives you an opportunity to consider and respond.
- Keeping Current With Technology. Use Internet resources to access additional information related specifically to the topics in each chapter.
- Developing Your Portfolio. Use these suggestions to include evidence in your portfolio that reflect how you meet the National Middle School Association performance standards.
- References, Internet Sites, and Suggested Readings. These updated items provide you with the most current information available.
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