Meet Me in the Middle : Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher

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Meet Me in the Middle : Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 243 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781571103284
  • DDC分類 373.1102

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Rick Wormeli is the teacher you would like to have on your team or in the room next door.from the Foreword by Ed BrazeeDrawing on the wisdom of educators, researchers, and twenty years of personal experience in the middle school classroom, Rick Wormeli lays out a clear vision of what responsive middle-level teaching can be in Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher.Both a ""how-to"" book and a thoughtful narrative on important topics, Meet Me in the Middle gives you successful strategies for addressing key middle-level teaching challenges, including:differentiating instruction;motivating early adolescents;teaming;teaching in block-length classes;using authentic and alternative assessment effectively;writing in all subjects;holding students and teachers accountable;involving parents;mentoring teachers;using games in the classroom;applying the latest in brain research;the National Board Certification process;understanding the young adolescent.Rick ignites the imagination and commitment of pre-service and beginning teachers and rekindles the motivation of veteran teachers who want to create a high-performance classroom. He effectively demonstrates theory with rich examples from his own teaching. Teacher educators and staff developers will find Meet Me in the Middle to be a wonderful handbook of best practices and insights to share with new teachers, including second-career individuals coming from other professions.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
Ed Brazee
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part 1 Creating a Culture of Learning 1 (58)
Stoking the Fires Within 1 (6)
Motivating Young Adolescents 7 (12)
Brain Research Applied to Middle School 19 (21)
Active Learning 40 (9)
Games in the Classroom 49 (10)
Part 2 Higher Student Achievement Through 59 (76)
Innovative and Accomplished Practice
Accountability for High Standards 59 (9)
Differentiated Instruction---Fitting the 68 (21)
Lesson to the Learner
Effective Assessment 89 (13)
Planning for Block Scheduling 102 (14)
Writing in the Content Areas 116 (19)
Part 3 Extending Our Professional Practices 135 (58)
Teaming 135 (9)
Teacher Advisories---A Proposal for Change 144 (6)
Outdoor Adventures 150 (14)
Mentoring New Teachers 164 (7)
Parents as Partners in Twenty-First-Century 171 (6)
Learning
National Board Certification 177 (10)
The Truth About Middle School Students 187 (6)
Appendixes 193 (34)
References 227 (6)
Index 233