Chapter 2. Development of Middle Level Learners. This chapter will approach young adolescent development from five broad perspectives:. Physical Development. Influences every other type of development that middle level students experience. Mismatched parts No such thing as “typical”
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Development of Middle Level Learners
It has been suggested that the paramount reason young adolescents come to school is not for the education we offer but because school is where the other kids are. In my years of being a teacher and researcher with ten to fourteen year-olds, I have come to recognize that both goals-companionship and learning-are powerful, complementary motivators.
Peer and Group Relationships
Young Adolescents Character Traits
2. Students are continually faced with contradictions concerning character.
3. Middle grades students are especially vulnerable to falling into the “wrong crowd”.