- xi, 94 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Christian, Carol J.,Koett, Kevin S.,
- Contents: The plight of Ricky Wright -- A lost ball in high weeds -- Becky's story -- Top dog effect -- Afraid to take a chance -- Self actualization -- So each may learn -- Sight unseen -- Trials and tribulations -- Words can't express -- Slacker -- Social immaturity.Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This book focuses primarily on elementary to middle school transitions and was developed on a two-fold premise: one, that educators and parents understand the role they play in meeting the basic developmental needs of individual students during times of transitions; and two, that school leaders understand how critically important it is for organizations to create structured transition processes to better ensure student success before, during, and after transitions that support the growth and development of students. Creating Effective Transitions includes authentic, research-based scenarios to help combat the barriers associated with the transitional moves elementary students may experience. The goal is that school organizations and institutions will work collectively to strategically develop district-wide and inter-agency (high school and college) transition plans to help students with these critical periods--back cover.