not much just chillin ’. the hidden lives of middle schoolers. by Linda Perlstein. Andrew Hosfeld EDCI 597. the hidden lives of middle schoolers.
the hidden lives of middle schoolers
A Look at the Book’s Contents“not much just chillin” takes the reader on a journey through an entire school year with 6 middle school students, their families and their teachers.
“not much just chillin” is a must read for middle school teachers, administrators, coaches and even parents.This book presents an interesting, no nonsense look at the physical and cognitive changes of middle schoolers and how the development of their brains and bodies needs to be considered in lesson development, program development and even the development of school structure .Because middle school age children experience the most drastic physical and mental growth period since toddlerhood, it is vital that adults involved with these youth have a working knowledge of these vast changes they are experiencing. Far from a dry, clinical text, “not much just chillin” is an interesting, fast moving read that gives teachers, coaches and administrators a detailed look at the unique needs and wants of middle schoolers and how their often frustrating, self-destructive behaviors and choices can be minimized by a knowledge of preadolescence.Information is presented from the perspective of parents, experienced teachers and administrators and middle school students .