Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades

Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades A Guide for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders

Penny A. Bishop, John M. Downes, and Katy Farber
paper, 288 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-317-8
Price: $34.00

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cloth, 288 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-318-5
Price: $66.00

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Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades shows how teachers in grades 5–8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning—particularly around essential skills that cut across disciplines.

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This book blends theory with practice, weaves what we know about young adolescents and best practices in middle grades, and gives specific, detailed descriptions of every aspect needed to implement personalized learning. Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades provides theory, tools, examples, and insights to develop an exemplary middle school. As a middle grades advocate, I love how this book details how we can meet the needs of young adolescents using this practice. — Nancy Ruppert, professor and chair, Department of Education, University of North Carolina, Asheville, and past president, Association for Middle Level Education

Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades is a must-have guide for anyone wishing to implement or improve personalized learning in the school or classroom. It is chock-full of vignettes, research-based rationales, and practical how-tos that give middle level educators a clear picture of personalized learning as well as the tools and strategies needed to create a student-centered culture that fosters academic learning and personal growth in the best way possible. — Patti Kinney, National Middle Level Principal of the Year, and past president, Association for Middle Level Education

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About the Authors

Penny A. Bishop is a professor of middle level education at the University of Vermont, where she conducts research on schooling for young adolescents and teaches future middle grades educators. John M. Downes is a director of the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont. Katy Farber is a professional development coordinator at the University of Vermont’s Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education.


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