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Characteristics of Middle Level Education
- Analyze how physical, intellectual, emotional, character, and social development impact learning.
- Examine the implications of diversity for instruction and for learning in middle level education.
- Describe important ideas, principles, and understandings needed to be effective middle level teacher.
Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education
- Assess the benefits and the disadvantages of tracking or grouping students in middle school.
- Analyze the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary curriculum approach.
- Correlate a middle level content curriculum area to national and state standards.
- Examine the implications of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for middle school education.
Middle School Structure
- Appraise resources and opportunities unique to the middle level.
- Examine the history of junior high and middle schools.
- Describe an appropriate classroom configuration for adolescent learners.
- Analyze how the components of the school affect the learning environment.
Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education (cont.)
- Evaluate middle school instructional strategies.
- Apply assessment tools used to measure instructional success.
- Determine effective uses of technology in a middle school setting.
Managing the Middle Level Learning Environment
- Analyze classroom management theories used in the middle school.
- Describe a positive and productive middle school learning environment.
- Examine the link between effective teaching and classroom management.
Managing the Middle Level Learning Environment (cont.)
- Evaluate physical, emotional, and academic safety of a middle school campus.
- Examine the importance of family and community involvement.
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