Middle School Education Reflection

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Young adolescents at the middle school level are typically between the ages of ten and fifteen. At this time in their life, it has been found that the most changes occur both emotionally and physically. Thus, middle schools need to reflect this drastic change and crucial time period in their lives. The middle school is much more than simply a transitional period from elementary school to high school. It is a separate school that should directly reflect the desires and curiosities of the student during this time period and their emotional, physical, and developmental needs.
As previously stated, young adolescents are undergoing more changes physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally at this stage in their life more than any other time. It has been found that they need time to be active as well as time to talk or collaborate with the rest of the class. This goes along with their development and social needs in the classroom. Thus, it is important that I implement time during class instruction for
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These characteristic include the following: developmentally responsive, challenging, empowering, and equitable. First, the middle school education should be developmentally responsive. This means that the heart of the choices made about the teaching instruction, rules, structure, and evaluations should be built on the developing adolescent. An education that is challenging is important because the student needs to be able to think differently and learn new information as well as be held to a high standard and expectation. It needs to be empowering, meaning that they are provided with sufficient fundamental life skills needed to successful in the real world and everyday life. Lastly, it needs to be equitable. This encompasses that each individual student has an opportunity to learn and is taught in a way that is stimulating and relevant to their

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