- xxiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Knowles, Trudy.
- Contents: Part 1: WHO ARE MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHERS? -- You want to be a what? -- Part 2: WHO ARE YOUR STUDENTS? -- Understanding young adolescents' physical development -- Understanding young adolescents' unique brain growth --Understanding young adolescents' social development -- Understanding young adolescents' emotional development and search for identity -- Part 3: WHAT RESEARCH TELLS US ABOUT EFFECTIVE MIDDLE LEVEL SCHOOLS -- The true middle: More than a sign on a building -- School structures that support young adolescents -- Part 4: HOW YOUR CLASSROOM CAN BEST MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENT-- Creating a safe haven for learning -- The power of student-designed curriculum: Exceeding standards -- Curriculum integration: What it looks like in real life -- This is learning: Making instruction meaningful -- Assessment that promotes active learningIncludes bibliographical references (p. 235-253) and index.