Every page has a letter of the alphabet paired with a unique work of art and a word that is discussed in a paragraph below. Topics from the importance of understanding puberty to the power of relationships are just a few examples of the significant subjects discussed in A is for Awkward.
Students want more independence, and parents want to do the right thing. Teens definitely need to learn responsibility and independence, but they also require structure and supervision more than ever.
By following these simple tips, you may be able to crack the middle school confusion code and have a more happy and stress-free experience. Everyone has busy schedules, but this is an important show of support to your child, their teacher, and school community. Expect homework every night.
If they truly have nothing assigned, require them to read a book, graphic novel, or magazine of their choice for minutes. Set aside a regular time and quiet place to study.
Not only will it help improve grades, but will assist students as they enter more rigorous high school courses that count towards college entrance. Many teens are able to listen to music while studying-TV and computers are generally more distracting.
Also, turn phones on silent to discourage the temptation to read texts while concentrating.
Not every teen is a born organizer. They need help finding a system that works for them. Teach them how to use a calendar to write down homework, preferably something that will clip into a 3 ring binder. Try using one binder for all classes-it will cut down on the misplaced papers and forgotten assignments in lockers.
Once a week, dump out backpacks and book bags. Hole punch loose papers and put in their binder behind dividers for each subject. Some teens have shorter attention spans than others.
Try setting a timer for minutes of solid concentration. Take a 5-minute break, then resume studying. Make sure they have a full tummy-hunger can be very distracting. Try Skype or FaceTime-teens are social by nature and may surprise you with their ability to work with a partner.
Studying with a friend at home or in a cafe can also be a nice change of pace. Provide encouragement, clear expectations and logical consequences. Rewards and consequences are an effective tool to help teens stay on track.
Try to use a one-week system-many kids today are used to instant gratification and waiting for a month or two is too long. Figure out what they really like, value or want and use that as your motivator!
Be proactive with teachers. Make sure to get on email distribution lists. Send teachers an email every week or two asking specific questions about your student.
Think of yourself, your child and their teachers as a team that is working together to provide the best educational experience possible. Expect success and understand struggles.
Teens are bound to encounter subjects that challenge them in middle school. By setting high expectations yet understanding their struggles teens will learn that you are listening and care about them.
When teens are scared to talk to their parents about grades it becomes unproductive and unsafe. Encourage them to do their best every day, and understand when they make mistakes.Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide The show takes place at the fictional James K.
Polk Middle School, named after the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. The exterior of the school was filmed at La Mesa Junior High in Santa Clarita, California.
In this hilarious guide full of honest, real-life experiences, veteran teacher Luke Reynolds skillfully and humorously shows kids how to not only survive, but thrive and even enjoy the wild adventure that is middle school.
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On February 14, at around PM, my sister exited her classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as part of what she believed to be a routine fire drill—the second one of the day.
As a graduate of Douglas, I can picture the route she walked as she headed past the concrete basketball courts and toward the field where we was . How to Survive Middle School I never expected middle school to be quite so difficult for my daughter (more on that in a minute).
But now that she’s in eighth grade — and thriving — I realize that the three stages of middle school are very much like the ivy my husband is growing on our backyard wall. Get this from a library! Surviving middle school: navigating the halls, riding the social roller coaster, and unmasking the real you.
[Luke Reynolds] -- Introduces Luke Reynolds, who has the insider facts on the most proficient method to make companions, deal with bullies, and have a magnificent time in the middle school.