A methods book specifically for secondary teachers. Secondary and Middle School Methods discusses specific teaching methodologies to help prospective teachers become competent professionals. From No Child Left Behind to teaching in a diverse classroom, students are exposed to the current issues in today's society. The authors examine the effects of federal legislation on students and teachers, providing a framework for discussion. Features Case studies throughout offer students (and professors) the opportunity to expand on secondary topics facing our culture today. An in-depth discussion addresses the developmental approach, considering all aspects of adolescent development affecting learning on the part of the student and instruction on the part of the teacher (Chapter 2). Focusing Questions corresponding with major theories and methods at the beginning of each chapter assist the student in conceptualizing main ideas. Material on teaching and effective practices guide the reader in developing techniques and understanding the dynamics of classroom management, grouping of students, testing and evaluation, and planning.Ornstein, Allan C. is the author of 'Secondary And Middle School Methods ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205464777 and ISBN 0205464777.