Adolescence is a time of change - physical change, cognitive change, social and emotional change. It's a period of transformation and experimentation in which children are attempting to find a place for themselves in an adult world. If we want our students to be successful, we must pay attention to changes in their development, understand the challenges that lie ahead of them, and listen to what they say - every one of them. This important new book describes everything a middle school teacher should know when teaching adolescents. Blending research with realistic applications, Trudy Knowles and Dave Brown present background information on adolescent development, a concise review of the history of the middle-level movement, and a model of middle-level reform that changes the way we view curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Also included is a review of organizational changes in the middle school such as teaming, advisory groups, and flexible scheduling. Knowles and Brown believe thatBrown, Dave F. is the author of 'What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know The Key to Successful Middle School', published 2000 under ISBN 9780325002668 and ISBN 0325002665.