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Empowering Students To Take Control Through Student Leadership Teams, Andrea Gratton, Kyle Chadburn Apr 2019

Empowering Students To Take Control Through Student Leadership Teams, Andrea Gratton, Kyle Chadburn

Middle Grades Review

As our educational system becomes more focused on personalizing learning for students, it is increasingly important for educators to empower students to take an active role in their learning and their communities. In this practitioner perspective, two educators reflect on the process of establishing student leadership teams in their school, and on the research that supports such efforts toward developing systems of student agency and self-advocacy in education.


Chip: Community Historical Interest Projects, Joe Rivers Apr 2019

Chip: Community Historical Interest Projects, Joe Rivers

Middle Grades Review

This practitioner perspective presents a process in which state-wide initiatives can be used as tools for creating place-based, project-based collaborations between students and local organizations within the community. Vermont is focusing on Content Proficiencies, Transferable Skills, Flexible Pathways and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. CHIP is an effort to combine these initiatives and offer students meaningful school work that provides a real service for, and connects students with, the local community.


Making Middle Grades Education More Accessible And Engaging: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop Apr 2019

Making Middle Grades Education More Accessible And Engaging: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop

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No abstract provided.


Educating For Equity: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle Dec 2018

Educating For Equity: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle

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No abstract provided.


Quantitative And Qualitative Research For Middle Grades Education: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle Sep 2018

Quantitative And Qualitative Research For Middle Grades Education: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle

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No abstract provided.


Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching And Student-Created Videos In An At-Risk Middle School Classroom, Hannah Mackay, Martha J. Strickland Apr 2018

Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching And Student-Created Videos In An At-Risk Middle School Classroom, Hannah Mackay, Martha J. Strickland

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As the United States public school classrooms encounter notable shifts in student demographics and increased access to technology, teachers face the dual challenges of cultural and digital differences as they attempt to build relationships with students and develop responsive and relevant instruction. Framed by culturally responsive teaching, this qualitative study explored how one middle school teacher and his students in two summer school English classes interacted with and responded to novel technology-based instructional approach that sought to connect the students’ lives outside of school to the classroom. The findings suggest that involving the students within this culturally responsive teaching approach ...


Technology For Learning In The Middle Grades: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle Apr 2018

Technology For Learning In The Middle Grades: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle

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No abstract provided.


Leveraging Collaboration And Challenging Dominant Discourses: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle Dec 2017

Leveraging Collaboration And Challenging Dominant Discourses: Editorial Remarks, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle

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No abstract provided.


Teaching In A Global Era: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop Sep 2017

Teaching In A Global Era: Editorial Remarks, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop

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No abstract provided.


Enacting A Mission For Change: A University Partnership For Young Adolescents, Penny B. Howell, Abigail Deweese, Alice Gnau, Laura Peavley, Caroline Sheffield Mar 2017

Enacting A Mission For Change: A University Partnership For Young Adolescents, Penny B. Howell, Abigail Deweese, Alice Gnau, Laura Peavley, Caroline Sheffield

Middle Grades Review

Abstract

As practicing teachers, school personnel, and teacher educators engaged in a school-university partnership, we have worked to co-create a mutually beneficial relationship centered around the learning needs of young adolescents. In this article, we will describe our diverse perspectives on and perceptions of how the partnership enhances the learning experiences of the young adolescents with whom we learn and work. We come to this work with two interrelated goals of preparing a cadre of effective middle grades teachers while improving the educational experiences for 10-14-year-old students at Westport Middle School (WMS)--whether it is through classroom instruction, teacher education ...


Growing Independence: Making Practice Collaborative, Flexible, And Meaningful, Sam Nelson Oct 2016

Growing Independence: Making Practice Collaborative, Flexible, And Meaningful, Sam Nelson

Middle Grades Review

The concept of practice, from a middle school student’s perspective, is mundane, redundant, perhaps yawn-inducing. This essay explains a first-hand account of an educator moving to a proficiency-based learning format and discovering how student proficiency does not often improve without engaging and flexible practice opportunities. Using middle level concepts and brain-based research, changes in the educator’s practice came to accommodate the needs of students and take away the stigma of practice as being boring or repetitive. The essay includes examples of learning targets, in-class activities, and curriculum structures.


The Promise Of Character Education In Middle School: A Meta-Analysis, Calvary R. Diggs, Patrick Akos Oct 2016

The Promise Of Character Education In Middle School: A Meta-Analysis, Calvary R. Diggs, Patrick Akos

Middle Grades Review

Early adolescence is a developmental stage characterized by changes in reasoning, social cognition, and desire for autonomy in youth aged 11-14 (or grades 6-8). This period is also associated with heightened impulsivity and risk-taking that has been linked to school-related challenges such as antisocial behaviors and declining grades. Character education, a particular brand of social-emotional practice, has been promulgated as a developmentally responsive program that can promote prosocial behavior and academic success by building upon existing developmental strengths. However, research findings to date are primarily informed by elementary school program outcomes. Due to this limitation, a meta-analytic review of recent ...


The Future Of Middle Level Education Research: Looking Forward By Looking From The Inside Out, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop Oct 2016

The Future Of Middle Level Education Research: Looking Forward By Looking From The Inside Out, James F. Nagle, Penny A. Bishop

Middle Grades Review

No abstract provided.


Re-Viewing, Re-Imaging, And Re-Invigorating Middle School Teacher Education, Edward Podsiadlik Iii Jun 2016

Re-Viewing, Re-Imaging, And Re-Invigorating Middle School Teacher Education, Edward Podsiadlik Iii

Middle Grades Review

How do we best prepare educators for teaching in the middle grades? This essay reviews authentic middle student feedback and two comprehensive units of instruction in order to re-view and re-imagine the potential of middle school teacher education to become re-invigorated in its capacity to offer relevant and critical instructional experiences. Essential questions explored are: 1) what do effective middle school teaching and learning uniquely look and sound like?; and 2) what singular components, considerations, and challenges does middle school teacher education need to specifically address? Evidence is examined that demonstrates pedagogical components, strategies, and a wide-range of resources which ...


Specialized Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Moving From Advocacy To Actualization, Chris M. Cook, Penny B. Howell, Shawn A. Faulkner Jun 2016

Specialized Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Moving From Advocacy To Actualization, Chris M. Cook, Penny B. Howell, Shawn A. Faulkner

Middle Grades Review

Is specialized middle level teacher preparation necessary? This essay offers the authors thoughts regarding middle level teaching and the necessity of specialized middle level teacher preparation. The reader is encouraged to further the discussion of middle level teacher preparation from advocacy to actualization.


The Case For Specialized Middle Grades Teacher Preparation, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle Jun 2016

The Case For Specialized Middle Grades Teacher Preparation, Penny A. Bishop, James F. Nagle

Middle Grades Review

No abstract provided.