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  • Middle School
    By: Brenda Anderson-Smith, Katie Sachleben, and Brooke Adams
  • What’s your vote?
    Should Middle School exist…or should it be done away with???
    It’s up to you!
  • Presentation Goals
    • Present information on Middle School Topics
    • Allow groups to form opinions on the existence of Middle School
  • Definition of Middle School
    Dictionary Definition:
    noun. A school at a level between elementary and high school, typically grades five through eight.
  • A Day in the Life of a
    Middle Schooler
  • Emergence of Middle School
    • Rapid rise in 60s and 70s.
    • Overcrowding of elementary schools.
    • Different grade organization to meet student needs.
    • More developmentally responsive programs
    • Recognition of early onset of puberty
    • Ninth grade programs inappropriate for 7th and 8th grade.
    • Lecture learning and interaction with peers.
    • Elimination of activities that might embarrass.
  • Problems with Middle School
    • Lack of teacher education programs.
    • Teachers unprepared to work with age group.
    • Curriculum and instruction has not improved.
    • Lack of focus on having specialized teachers.
    • Lack of school principals preparation.
  • Talking Chips
  • Expert Interview
    Mrs. Tanya Spillane
  • Elementary School
    Mental Development
    • Producing designs, shapes, puzzles, and play worlds
    Physical Development
    • Boys and girls have similar body shapes, increase in fine motor skills and like risks
    Social Development
    • Interest in group pretend play, learning “fair play” and more sex differentiation in play roles
  • Middle School
    Mental Development
    • Sense of morals, increasingly difficult cognitive tasks, develop common fears of the unknown and non-acceptance.
    Physical Development
    • Growth spurt around 9-11 years of age, leaner, more athletic appearance, eyes reach maturity, and puberty causes sexual characteristics to develop.
    Social Development
    • Importance of peer groups, independence from adults, begin trying on various identities, enjoy cooperation and limited competition.
  • High School
    Mental Development
    • More defined work habits, greater ability to sense right and wrong, developing his/her uniqueness and personality, onset or increase in sadness or depression.
    Physical Development
    • Most girls physically mature at this time, concerns about his/her body shape, size and weight.
    Social Development
    • Increased interest in opposite sex, decreased conflicts with parents, increased independence, deeper capacity and interest in more intimate relationships.
  • Can you guess
    how old
    we are?
    ROLE PLAYS!!!
  • What’s your vote?
    Should Middle School exist…or should it be done away with???
    What did you decide?
  • References
    Text Resource
    Alexander, William M. 1978. “How Fares the Middle School Movement?” Middle School Journal 9 (3): 319-321.
     
    Internet resource
    Valentine, Jerry W. 2000 “United States Middle Level Grade Organizational Trends.”
    ww.mllc.org/docs?USMLTrends.pdf
    Elementary School facts
    http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/growthdevelopment/a/child_dev_5.htm
    Middle School Child Development
    http://articles.directorym.net/Middle_School_Child_Development-a1050389.html
    Normal Adolescent Development
     http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/normal_adolescent_development_part_i
    Expert Interview
    Spillane, Tanya. Middle School Pros and Cons Brooke Adams. 9 November 2009.
    Kagan Structures Interactive Tool.
    Kagan Publishing and Professional Development. 2009. “Kagan Structures: Talking Chips.”