Recognizing that middle school students experience a variety of significant changes, middle school educators respond to and provide for the unique developmental needs and characteristics of their students.
Middle school educators are responsible for:
Affirming the dignity of each individual and promote equity and justice.
Having a thorough understanding of the patterns of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of their students.
Actively engaging parents as partners in recognizing the implications of the significant changes affecting middle school children.
Working to ensure a smooth transition experience for students and parents entering and leaving the middle school years.
Providing programs that support each student's need to develop a distinct self-concept and to be recognized as an individual and as a member of a group.
Creating an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences.
Helping students learn to make responsible choices and understand the consequences of their actions.
Creating opportunities for students to develop a sense of belonging to and responsibility for the multiple communities in which they participate.
Planning and executing middle school language arts and social studies courses for grades 6, 7, and 8.