To illustrate the stress that schools face during transition from being a junior high school, this book uses a series of stories from the fictional Dewey Middle School. Among the themes addressed are: physical, social-emotional and intellectual characteristics of early adolescents; advisory periods and affective education; interdisciplinary and team teaching; length of instructional blocks; assessment strategies; and instructional strategies.
Meeting the Dewey Community
Embracing the Middle School Way
Designing the Middle School Curriculum
Teaching and Learning in Middle School
Facing Challenges from the Outside