October 2012 • Volume 16 • Number 2
The Common Core in the Middle Grades
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation in the middle grades will affect how teachers teach and students learn. This issue shares educators' perspectives on CCSS as well as strategies for helping students meet the standards.
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Talking About Standards
Executive Director's Note
William D. Waidelich
A Challenging Curriculum
The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible
Explore the implications of these new standards for middle grades educators and students.
Beyond the Surface: Strategies to Promote Deep Conceptual Learning
Peter Rillero and Helen Padgett
With the Common Core State Standards, we have an opportunity to develop deep conceptual learners.
Challenging Texts? No Problem
Vicki Urquhart and Dana Frazee
These strategies help students triumph over challenging text.
Hands on with the Common Core Math Standards
Problem-based activities can help students deepen their understanding of math.
Group Work: Getting into Formation
The most effective teachers have four default settings for group work.
Tackling the Homework Dilemma
Strategy or subject? This approach can solve that question.
Making Connections with NASA
A former teacher shows how NASA resources can help you in the classroom.
Toot Your Horn: It's a Matter of Survival
John C. Murtha
A PR plan is vital to get and maintain community support.
Recognizing the Positive with PBIS
There's something to be said for catching students being good.
Middle Me This! Some Backhanded Validation
Sometimes compliments come from the most unexpected places.
Treat a Student … Score One for Goethe
Doris E. Dempsey
Treating students with respect builds confidence and cooperation.
In Every Issue
News to Use
Information to promote effective middle level education
Teams in Action
Going the Distance: Connect Students Through an Integrated Unit
Teaching in the Middle
It's Time to Stop Averaging Grades
Me? A Content-Curator?
Mark of Leadership
Lessons from the A-Team
Reviews & Resources
Books and resources of interest to middle level educators
Amusing, interesting, and provocative comments from the field of education
Spotlight on Literacy
Literacy as the Link: Common Core Standards and Content
Ginni C. Fair and Jason Fair
Deeper Learning Through Book Clubs
Patricia J. McClair
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