Middle School Journal

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 1, September

100 Words: Becoming an Advocate One Essay at a Time
This article highlights how implementing a particular writing experience fosters the development of relationships between students and teachers.Being an advocate for young adolescents is as critical now as when This We Believe was first published. Being...
Creating the Cougar Watch: Learning to Be Proactive against Bullying in Schools
Despite reticence from the central office, strong middle level teacher leaders worked together to develop an effective anti-bullying program that addresses a significant need for safety and inclusion for all middle school students.This we believe: The...
Personal-Academic Studies Engage Urban, Seventh-Grade Students
A successful middle school team of teachers employed effective middle level philosophy to structure a curriculum around themes that were relevant, challenging, integrative, and engaging for their particular students and community.Realizing that their...
Resilient Relationships, Resilient Adolescents, Resilient Teachers
As we join together to create and sustain high professional standards that act as a catalyst for positive development and transformation of young adolescent lives, we obviously need attention to the degree of empathy, respect, and inclusion we each help...
Theater of the Oppressed in an After-School Program: Middle School Students' Perspectives on Bullying and Prevention
This article examines students' participation in Boalian Theater activities to role-play, rehearse, and develop strategies to use when bullied or witnessing bullying.IntroductionBullying is a form of aggression where there is systematic use and abuse...
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