Meet Me in the Middle

Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher

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. 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.

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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. Both a "how-to" book and a thoughtful narrative on important topics, Meet Me in the Middle gives you su...read more

About the Author(s)

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Ed Brazee
Part 1 Creating a Culture of Learning

1. Stoking the Fires Within
2. Motivating Young Adolescents
3. Brain Research Applied to Middle School
4. Active Learning
5. Games in the Classroom
Part 2 Higher Student Achievement Through Innovative and Accomplished Practice

6. Accountability for High Standards
7. Differentiated Instruction--Fitting the Lesson to the Learner
8. Effective Assessment
9. Planning for Block Scheduling
10. Writing in the Content Areas
Part 3 Extending Our Professional Practices /

11. Teaming
12. Teacher Advisories--A Proposal for Change
13. Outdoor Adventures
14. Mentoring New Teachers
15. Parents as Partners in Twenty-First-Century Learning
16. National Board Certification
17. The Truth About Middle School Students
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-9
Media: 264 pp/paper
Year: 2001
Item No: 0328Item No: 0820Item No: B328
ISBN: 978-157110-328-4ISBN: 978-157110-820-3ISBN: 978-15711B-328-4

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