Teaching Strategies to Prepare for Middle School

Preparation is the key for setting up kids to succeed in middle school. It’s imperative that educators employ teaching strategies to help their 5th graders transition into middle school. Expectations are high, and by the time students get to middle school, often the onus is on the students themselves to do things on their own.
Today on TeachHUb.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned elementary educator based on the Easy Coast, takes a look at some teaching strategies designed to help your kids prepare for middle school.
In depth, Janelle looks at:
  • Study Skills
  • Self-Advocating Skills
  • Calendar Skills

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “There are a lot of challenges, both developmentally and academically, that go along with the transition into middle school. But with your help, these students will be able to survive all of it. All you have to do as the teacher is take the time to teach them the skills needed. Then, your students will persevere.”
Do you have any teaching strategies to prepare elementary students for middle school? What skills do you think are necessary for a productive transition? Please share your thoughts and tips in the comment section, we would love to hear what you have to say.
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