August 2012 • Volume 16 • Number 1
Supporting STEM Education
Educating students in science, technology, engineering, and math is important for many reasons. This issue takes a look at how middle grades schools are helping prepare students for success in STEM careers and as global citizens in the 21st century.
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Hooking Kids on STEM
Executive Director's Note
William D. Waidelich
STEM Across the Middle Grades Curriculum
Chad Pavlekovich, Jenny Benardi, and Jayne Malach
Salisbury Middle School's STEM program is an inclusive "school-within-a-school" program that ensures all students learn to appreciate the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Neighborhood STEM School: Creating a Better World
Tracey Winey and John Howe
At Preston Middle School, the primary goal is to help students gain the confidence and the knowledge to make the world a better place.
Recognizing the A in STEM Education
STEAM education recognizes the fact that the arts actually expand on and influence the traditional STEM fields of study.
How to Be a Legendary Teacher
Imagine being a middle grades teacher for 40 years. Learn how to become a legend in your community.
Transform Your School into a Successful Learning Community
Three essential steps can help school leaders transform their middle grades into true learning communities.
Transfer Students: Providing a Path to Connection
Chris Hubbuch and Keelie Stucker
Most schools have structures in place to welcome new students in the fall. How do you ensure transfer students receive the same kind of induction?
Target Work Down Under: Meeting the Needs of At-Promise Adolescents
Paul D. Deering, Deborah Zuercher, Brian Nadilo, and Julie Byrne
In Australia, middle grades students who are struggling with traditional education have the opportunity to forge a different path.
Recharging & Reconnecting to the Classroom
Take note of how two veteran teachers recharged their passion for teaching.
Infusing Technology into Citizenship Education
Leisa A. Martin and Ryan M. Reed
Use online resources to help young adolescents learn more about what citizenship means.
In Every Issue
News to Use
Information to promote effective middle level education
Teams in Action
Michele Hood, Tracey Kell, and Dawn Richards
Helping Students SOAR
Teaching in the Middle
What's All the Interest in Pinterest?
Mark of Leadership
Like a Phoenix, Rising from the Ashes
Reviews & Resources
Books and resources of interest to middle level educators
Amusing, interesting, and provocative comments from the field of education
Spotlight on Teacher Mentors
Sink or Swim? Giving New Teachers a Life Jacket
Margaret Clauson and Scott Herrmann
Setting Up for Success: Developing Strong Teachers
Steve Gruenert and Terry McDaniel
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