Middle School Model Of Adolescence

Adolescence can be a very turbulent, trying time of the human lifespan. It is commonly recognized as the developmental period between the ages of 10 and 15, and is where peak growth—both physical and mental—takes place. When it comes to physical development, no two adolescents are the same. Girls tend to hit “growth spurts” before boys their ages do, and thus can be taller than their male counterparts for a time. At the same time, boys’ voices are starting to change to become deeper, and they can have intense growing pains as their growth plates are in action, causing them to grow taller as well. Adolescence is generally recognized as the time when puberty truly begins to take place, and the sudden surge of hormones and onset of physical development …show more content…
Middle Schools operate within the same area that Junior High schools did; between the Elementary School and the High school. However, they primarily deal with the “middle grades,” which are 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th . They tend to operate on a block schedule, giving students more time in 3 or 4 classrooms per day to maximize chance of understanding the material, rather than having them waste time running around in the hallways as they desperately try to make it to their next class. In the middle school environment, they’re also offered enrichment and elective courses, unlike in the Junior High. The way that teachers teach is different in middle schools as well, as the curriculum and lesson plans are student centered, rather than subject centered. Teachers usually work in teams to make sure that students are learning in the best and most effective ways possible. This practice helps them teach broader lessons across the 4 main …show more content…
Someone who’s been there a while, and understands how the school dynamic works and functions, and how best to teach and guide students there. I’d also like to continue to read my subscriptions to education blogs that are written by teachers, and gain advice from them. I plan to take extra courses whenever possible, to stay on top of new practices and techniques and to learn more effective ways to enhance my own teaching. Also, most of my family members on my father’s side are teachers, and I’d love to continue to seek their advice. As for long term goals, I’d definitely love to attend AMLE conferences, both at the state and national levels, as well as any other seminars and forums that I can possibly

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