Student Leadership

Building School Community by Empowering Students

The disruptive behavior of some students can be a top concern of middle school teachers, administrators, and parents in many schools. While time is spent considering approaches to decreasing behavioral incidents, important goals also include focusing on increasing attendance and creating a productive learning environment for students. Here are some ideas to consider as you

Young Adolescents Helping Younger Kids Identify and Prevent Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying remains a priority issue for middle school administrators and educators. Many are making great efforts: revising formal policy, implementing curriculum enhancements, holding assemblies, managing staff development trainings in this area, developing investigative protocols, and improving the school climate to reduce peer conflict—offline and online (Hinduja & Patchin, 2012). Here are some more ideas to

Differentiating Student Leadership

Many of us have unwaveringly embraced the philosophy of differentiation. We differentiate instruction according to student readiness, interest, and preference. But what about the other parts of a young adolescent’s school experiences—the programs outside the classroom? Topping the list of programs that continue to follow traditional models are middle school leadership programs. If we walk

Civic Literacy: Civic Engagement and Summer Leadership Camps

Today’s students need more than strong academic skills to be successful in the 21st century. To shape their future and the future of our global society, they also need strong leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility. The Center for Civic Education and Leadership at Arizona State University launched a week-long Summer Civic Engagement