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Resources for Middle Schools

Note: This is a selection of tips for middle school teachers that "just don’t fit anywhere else." If you know of good reasources that we should add to this list, let us know by sending an e-mail to editor@teachersfirst.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

National Middle School Association – This page offers several dozen subject-specific resources from the Association’s publications. Topics include "Configuration of an Examplary Middle School," "Grade Configuration," "Advisory Programs," etc. etc.

Think College Early – This site from the U.S. Department of Education is aimed at getting middle school students to recognize that a college education could be in their future. The site includes resources for students and parents as well as counselors and teachers.

Keeping it Together – Do’s and Don’ts for middle school disciplineMiddle schoolers aren’t the best behaved. Here’s a list of recommendations from a veteran teacher on how to get off on the right foot and earn both the respect and the cooperation of your middle school students.

First Day of Middle School – The students are uncertain; how about you? This collection from MiddleWeb offers discussion groups and other resources for new teachers who are unsure of what to expect in their first week of school.

Beat the Clock – This newly updated site offers a collection of lesson plans on time management for middle school students. If you teach middle schoolers, you’ll know why it’s here. The lessons use a variety of strategies, games, and simulations to show students why time management is important and how even they can get everything done on time. Good ideas for teachers, and an entertaining way for students to tackle a real problem.

 

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