You don’t need to pinch yourself — you’re not dreaming! It’s true, there is an affordable, classroom-ready series for teaching middle school students good academic behaviors and habits of mind for high school preparedness and college readiness. How students learn is just as important as what they learn. To learn deeply and successfully, they must have good academic behaviors — from work habits, time management, organizational and study skills, to a strong vision of, and path to their postsecondary goals.
The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World!
Poor organizational skills are often at the root of underachievement in middle school. This program provides 16 easy-to-follow lesson plans in work habits, time management, and organizational skills. Follow along with the students of U.B. Smart Middle School as they learn how to organize a “goof proof binder”, manage a group project, read a rubric, meet day-to-day responsibilities, self-advocate, set goals for success, and much more. The workbook contains the reading and worksheets for the course. Included with this program are ten free audio podcasts, classroom slides, Letters to Parent, and reproducibles.
(CCRS skill sets: academic behaviors, self-management skills, ownership of learning, time management, collaborative learning, communication, persistence, goal setting.)
The Middle School Student’s Guide to Study Skills
28 lessons cover essential skills and strategies for deeper and more meaningful learning, including how (and why) to be a metacognitive student, memory and recall, learning & intelligence styles, pre-learning strategies, active learning, active reading, active listening, Cornell and Matrix notes, mnemonics, time-spaced learning, test-taking skills and strategies, the challenges of distance learning, critical thinking, information literacy… and much more! This program also comes with classroom slides and Letters to Parent.
(CCRS skill sets: academic behaviors, study skills, self-management skills, ownership of learning, self-awareness, persistence, goal setting, strategic reading, time management, research, interpretation.)
The Middle School Student’s Guide to College
Create a college-going culture at your school! The middle years are key for getting and keeping students on the path to postsecondary education. 15 fun lessons introduce students to the lifelong benefits of a college education, encouraging them to connect to the goal of college. It also appeals to their lighter side by demonstrating that college will be one of the most enjoyable experiences of their lives. By the time students complete this course they understand key concepts about college prep, college selection, applying to college, campus life, alternative postsecondary paths, postgraduate goals — even a little about college sports and traditions. They’ll also have a working vocabulary of over 100 college path terms! Yes, this program also includes classroom slides and Letters to Parent.
(CCRS skill sets: Building postsecondary awareness and aspirations, admissions requirements, college types and missions, affording college, financial aid, program selection, career options, college culture, college prep terminology.)