Adolescent Transition

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Middle School is a time where young adolescent experience the most rapid period of growth since birth. Young adolescents are going through a time where they are transitioning from concrete thinking to abstract thinking. This transition is essential in becoming a well-rounded individual. Adolescents also begin thinking in more complex ways in mathematics, have the ability to analyze forms of writing further, and interpret larger concepts. Many adolescents would rather take an active role in their learning than a passive one and they would rather do their educational work with a partner or friend as opposed to alone or with a teacher. Young Adolescents place a great emphasis on feeling that knowledge they are being told is useful. If an adolescent …show more content…
Young adolescents will most likely experience all of puberty if not some of it during their time in Middle Level. It is essential for Middle Level Educators to understand the changes that adolescents are going through and how to properly handle situations that may arise due to these physically difference that young adolescent’s place a strong essence on. Many Young Adolescents place their social growth at the top of their priority list. During this time humans experience a desire to be socially accepted. People may not admit it but, the truth is everyone wants to feel comfortable and we feel comfortable when we are around people who accept or like us. The Moral development, in my opinion is the one that schools need to improve on most, in young adolescence is generally a combination of partners, or whomever raised the child, morals that have been placed or adopted by the child over the years and morals that through experiences the adolescent has decided to align themselves with for a variety of reasons. The student could accept this moral behavior if it is modeled for them or if they are exposed to it through …show more content…
Educators must strive for a curriculum that is developmentally responsive, challenging, empowering and equitable. Developmentally Responsive Curriculum (DRC) puts the young adolescent of the center for decisions regarding organization, policies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. DRC is not just how concepts are thought in the classroom but, it includes any and all school programs and functions. A proper middle level curriculum is challenging, exploratory, integrative, and relevant to the middle level learner. Challenging curriculum varies based on the individual. Young adolescents’ should be able to take control of their own education while being pushed to achieve more. Allowing students to take control of their own education will result in them learning more because they will pursue personal interest. Exploratory opportunities yield career value and healthy leisure habits that lead to better living. Integrative curriculum shows similarities amongst subjects without taking away from the original content. Integrative curriculum should provide students with

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