It is commonly known that early adolescence is a unique period in life that presents special challenges and opportunities. During transition from childhood to adulthood, teenagers experience significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and social change. It is our responsibility as educators to keep these factors in mind as we meet the needs of our middle school students.
Young Adolescents need:
• Structure and Guidelines While Developing Independence.
• Adult Connections and Guidance.
• High Expectations and High Support.
• Physical Movement.
• An Educational Team Focused on the Young Adolescent.