Teaching Organizational Skills in Middle School

Boller, Barbara
October 2008
Education Digest;Oct2008, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p52
The article discusses the fostering of organizational skills as a primary element of middle school education. Details are given reviewing the developmental psychology of middle school students, outlining the need for them to learn and internalize effective behaviors and habits to learn efficiently. It is suggested that teachers can provide assistance to this process by intentionally including performance behaviors and organizational skills as a part of their daily lessons. Several examples of such direction are given on an individual teacher level, as well as those on a school-wide scale.


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