Guiding Adolescents to Responsible Independence
Watch modeling practices applied to middle-level classroom routines
CD and Book
Great for Morning Meeting and other meetings, too!
Acknowledgment: Students offer a series of group affirmations
This article first appeared in the Origins' publication
Developmental Designs: A Middle School Newsletter, Winter 2009
"I believe that adding some student choice is one of the best ways to increase motivation."
Careful teacher preparation pays off
This article first appeared in Origins: A Newsletter for Elementary Educators, Fall 2010
The more often you offer a choice, the more often you'll see its benefit -- students are more engaged and productive. Learning becomes more exciting!
This article first appeared in Developmental Designs: A Middle-Level Newsletter, Spring 2011
Student plan and reflect their way to success
Slow down lessons to give students time to plan before working and reflect afterward to fully engage them in learning.
Poem format for gathering and sharing students' biographical information
Clubs, student-led programs, and arts-sharing increase interest and ownership
article first appeared in Developmental Designs: A Middle School
Newsletter, Winter 2008