Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher / Edition 1

Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher / Edition 1

by Rick Wormeli
     
 

Rick Wormeli is the teacher you would like to have on your team or in the room next door.
from the Foreword by Ed Brazee

Drawing 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&

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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 Brazee

Drawing 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571103284
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
311,821
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Creating a Culture of Learning1
1Stoking the Fires Within1
2Motivating Young Adolescents7
3Brain Research Applied to Middle School19
4Active Learning40
5Games in the Classroom49
Pt. 2Higher Student Achievement Through Innovative and Accomplished Practice59
6Accountability for High Standards59
7Differentiated Instruction - Fitting the Lesson to the Learner68
8Effective Assessment89
9Planning for Block Scheduling102
10Writing in the Content Areas116
Pt. 3Extending Our Professional Practices135
11Teaming135
12Teacher Advisories - A Proposal for Change144
13Outdoor Adventures150
14Mentoring New Teachers164
15Parents as Partners in Twenty-First-Century Learning171
16National Board Certification177
17The Truth About Middle School Students187
Appendixes193
References227
Index233

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