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 suc...read more

About the Author(s)

One of the first National Board-Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation and energy to his writing and instructional practices. He has spent the past 38 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media outlets, including “Good Morning America” and National Geographic magazine. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, a contributor to ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and has presented in all fifty states and around the world.

Table of Contents

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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: 2000
Item No: 0328Item No: 0820Item No: B328
ISBN: 978-157110-328-4ISBN: 978-157110-820-3ISBN: 978-15711B-328-4

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